Car bombing near Benghazi hospital kills 5

People stand next to the wreckage of a car which exploded next to a hospital, in Benghazi, Libya on Friday. (Reuters)
Updated 25 June 2016

Car bombing near Benghazi hospital kills 5

BENGHAZI: A car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing five people and wounding 14, security and hospital officials said.
Senior military official Brig-Gen. Abdul-Salam Al-Hassi blamed the late Friday attack outside the Jalaa hospital on militants.
Mohammed Al-Zawy, an official at the hospital, confirmed that five people were killed and 14 wounded in the blast. He said the explosives-laden car was parked near the hospital’s outpatient entrance door.
The car was parked in front of the entrance of the Al-Jalaa hospital, one of the two biggest in the city and where troops get treatment for injuries battling armed groups, including Daesh.
A military source in Benghazi told AFP the explosion “was caused by a sticky bomb planted under a car parked in front of the hospital”.
Friday’s attack was a grim reminder of the wave of car bombings and assassinations that wracked Benghazi after the nation’s 2011 civil war and the chaos and bloodletting that followed. Some 200 people were killed during the violence in Benghazi in 2012 alone.
The militants, said Al-Hassi, “will not stop these terrorist attacks on civilians and we will do our best to secure the city after we defeat them.”
Military police cordoned off the hospital area after the blast, which sent a column of black smoke rising over the parking area.


Palestinian in car ramming shot by Israel forces: police

Updated 17 October 2019

Palestinian in car ramming shot by Israel forces: police

  • Israeli officials said he was holding a knife
  • No Israeli forces were wounded in the incident

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian was shot by Israeli security forces after ramming his car into a vehicle for undercover policemen in the occupied West Bank, police said Thursday.
Police were carrying out arrests overnight in the Al-Amari refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah when the Palestinian “attempted to run over the officers” and hit the armored police car, a statement said.
The officers saw the driver holding a knife and shot him, with police saying he was a Palestinian from Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, without providing further details.
No Israeli forces were wounded in the incident.
A spokesman for the Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem said the suspect was in serious condition.
Israeli forces carry out frequent raids and arrests in the occupied West Bank, which often lead to clashes.
In May 2018, an Israeli special forces soldier was killed during an arrest operation in Al-Amari after being hit on the head by a stone thrown from a rooftop.