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:
Mohammed Muttardi â˜¾â˜†
Big demonstration already started in #Benghazi and slogans like the bginning of #Feb17 revolution “Rise Rise #Benghazi”
Suliman Ali Zway
Reports of angry #Benghazi protests gathering after the bombing.
People are taking the street now chanting: “wake up Benghazi”