Over 20 Dead In Benghazi Bomb Blasts

Over 20 people have been reported dead in a twin blast that happened Wednesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

The blast, from two car bombs that exploded a few minutes apart, wounded another 30 people in the vicinity of the mosque they occurred.

Worshippers were just exiting the mosque after evening prayers when the first vehicle blew up in front of a mosque in the central al-Sleimani neighbourhood. With no time to come to terms with the carnage caused by the first bomb, the second vehicle exploded on the other side of the street.

A spokeswoman for the local al-Jala hospital told AFP news agency that the casualty count is not final as it might still increase..

It is not yet clear who is behind the bloodshed as no one has at yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Since the ouster of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has sunk into chaos with divisions and fiefdoms carved out as militia groups battle for dominance.

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