Car bomb explodes in Tripoli


A car bomb exploded in Tripoli today, the first such attack in the Libyan capital since the start of a revolt that toppled the regime of Muammar Gadafy last year.

A security source said the blast near the offices of the military police slightly wounded a Tunisian national, but it could not say who might have been behind it.

Police cordoned off the area around the bomb site.

Several violent incidents have rocked Libya in recent days but these have been mostly confined to the eastern city of Benghazi.

Also in Benghazi, seven Iranian relief workers were abducted earlier this week by an armed group just as they started an official mission as guests of the Libyan Red Crescent Association, which is still seeking to get them released.