ABOUT seven people were killed and 10 wounded Thursday night when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
The bomb exploded on a street where people were taking a stroll after a day of fasting until sunset in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
No further details on the bombing were immediately available. Eight cars parked on the street lined with shops were destroyed.
Benghazi is controlled by the Libyan National Army – LNA, the dominant force in eastern Libya led by commander Khalifa Haftar.
The LNA was battling Islamists, including some linked to Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, as well as other opponents until late last year in the Mediterranean port city.