Car Bombing In Libya Kills At Least 15 Outside Benghazi Hospital

Libya officials say 15 people were killed, including three children, when a car bomb exploded in the eastern city of Benghazi Monday.

3. Initial reports say the blast took place near the parking lot of the Al Jala gynecological hospital:

BENGHAZI, Libya — A car bomb exploded near a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, killing at least 15 people, wounding dozens more and destroying a restaurant, a top official said.

Deputy Interior Minister Abdullah Massoud said it was only a “preliminary toll” and that the blast caused massive damage in the area of Al-Jala hospital.

A security official had earlier said the blast ripped through the hospital car park.

4. Facebook page Only Libya uploaded this video claiming to capture footage following the explosion:

5. Sources on the ground in Libya say that protesters are taking to the streets following the bombing:

Big demonstration already started in #Benghazi and slogans like the bginning of #Feb17 revolution "Rise Rise #Benghazi"

— muttardi (@Mohammed Muttardi ☾☆)

Reports of angry #Benghazi protests gathering after the bombing.

— ILPADRINO0 (@Suliman Ali Zway)

People are taking the street now chanting: "wake up Benghazi"

— NSaraldin (@Nizar Saraldin)

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