Libyan security forces inspect the remains of a vehicle near the Ministry of Interior in Tripoli early on August 19, 2012.
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Libya blasts: Two killed in Tripoli car bombings

At least two people have been killed in a twin car bomb attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, security officials say.

One blast took place near the former military academy for women, while the other struck close to the interior ministry.

It is the first deadly bomb attack since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi last year.

The BBC's Rana Jawad in Tripoli says the attacks coincide with the first day of Eid, leaving local people in shock.

  • 19 Aug 2012