Benghazi: Car explosion wounds 12 people including former interior minister

A car bomb exploded Friday near a mosque in Libya’s city of Benghazi, wounding 12 people including a former interior minister and his son, medical and security sources said.

Ashour Shuwayel, who served as an interior minister in the government of former prime minister Ali Zeidan, and his son were seriously hurt in the blast, said the spokesperson of Al-Jala hospital, Fadia al-Barghati.

A security source said the blast was caused by an explosive device placed inside a car parked near Abu Houraira mosque in the central Al-Majouri neighbourhood of the eastern coastal city.

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