Car Bomb Hits Swedish Consulate in Benghazi

Bombing is the latest unrest in a country with an increasingly precarious security situation

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A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish Consulate in Benghazi in eastern Libya, damaging the building, but causing no casualties.

According to AP reports, the bomb was detonated by remote control and badly damaged the facade of the building. There were no injuries, according to initial reports.

The bombing is just the latest instance of unrest in a country that has been struggling to stabilize after the 2011 civil war, in which longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed. On Thursday morning, members of a militia group aligned with the Ministry of Interior kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan; the move was in retaliation, the militants said, for the government allowing U.S. commandos to capture a suspected al Qaeda leader from Tripoli in broad daylight over the weekend. Zeidan was later released unharmed.