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>> At least seven people were killed in Libya Thursday when a car bomb blast rocked the capital Benghazi. A hospital medic told Reuters the number of dead so far, and also said ten people were wounded. The bomb exploded behind the city's biggest hotel on this street. People were taking a stroll after a day of fasting in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
Eight cars parked on the street were also destroyed. Benghazi is controlled by the Libyan National Army who until late last year were battling Islamists including some linked to Islamic State and Al-Qaeda. Security has improved since then, but two bombings earlier this year killed at least 35 people. Libyan National Army commander, Khalifa Haftar, launched his military campaign in 2014 in retaliation to bombings and assassinations blamed on Islamist militants.
It was part of the anarchy that took place after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in 2011. In recent months.\, there have been smaller bombings apparently targeting army allies. But attacks like this one, in the city center, are rare.