Video: Police Attacked in Benghazi

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.

At least one police officer has been wounded after attackers lobbed a hand grenade at a patrol car in the east Libyan city of Benghazi in the latest in a series of assaults on security officials.

The city was the seat of the uprising that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi more than a year ago, but the government has struggled to control rival armed factions there ever since. The police car was near a crossroads close to the centre of Libya's second biggest city.

Italian officials, meanwhile, have announced they are temporarily withdrawing foreign staff from their consulate in the city as a precaution after unidentified gunmen opened fire on their ambassador there over the weekend.

The attack was a reminder of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission there that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

(Source: Jewish News One)

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