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Car blast kills at least four in central Benghazi

A witness told Reuters the explosion happened close to Bugaighis as he was leaving his car to visit a cafe he frequented. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)

Benghazi, Libya Oct 30, 2016, 12.17 AM (IST)

At least four people were killed and 14 wounded in a car explosion in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday.

The head of an anti-corruption body, Mohamed Bugaighis, was among those killed in the attack in the city's central Keesh district, officials aid, news agency Reuters reported.

Bugaighis was a supporter of the Libyan National Army (LNA). The LNA has been carrying on with a military campaign against Islamists in Benghazi.

A witness told Reuters the explosion happened close to Bugaighis as he was leaving his car to visit a cafe he frequented.

Although the city is not under the control of the Khalifa Haftar-led army, his forces siezed several key neighbourhoods earlier this year.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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