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.
Facebook page Only Libya uploaded this video claiming to capture footage following the explosion:
Sources on the ground in Libya say that protesters are taking to the streets following the bombing:
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