Reports: Explosion at government building in Benghazi [photos]

Cautionary note: These are very preliminary reports breaking on the wires and Twitter overnight. Twitchy will continue to monitor and update as news develops.

A powerful blast caused serious damage to a foreign ministry building in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Wednesday, witnesses said.

The explosion comes on the first anniversary of an attack by militants on the United States consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, including the ambassador.

It was not immediately known if the blast, which the witnesses said appeared to have been caused by a car bomb, had resulted in casualties.

An AFP photographer said a large section of the foreign ministry building had been destroyed and parts of the nearby local headquarters of the central bank seriously damaged.

These are purportedly photos of the blasted building taken by journalists and residents in Benghazi.


Security officials have confirmed that a car bomb was responsible for the explosion at the Foreign Ministry building. Minor injuries were reported.

  • Diane Crouse

    Yes, they still hate Amercia.

  • Clarence Worley

    What difference does it make?

  • Maxwell

    Crap… I don’t think we have anymore filmmakers to cast blame on.

    • Tugger – not quite dead yet

      I vote we blame Michael Moore. Lock that fat bastard up!!!!

  • Jack Deth

    There is a reason why there are no time shares in Benghazi.

  • Roto

    “And with our success in Libya, I ask the American people tonight to support me….”

  • nc

    Again, this is why you don’t take out a known for an unknown in the Middle East, no matter how much you think you “know” the “unknown.”

  • TugboatPhil

    I guess that since there were no Americans killed, sending military assistance would be OK.

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    Probably due to a youtube video…

  • ObamaFail

    When is that planetary healing Obama promised us he would cause going to happen anyway? Because the Middle East gets worse and worse every year.

    • Roto

      It doesn’t kick in until the 2018 Obamacare provisions 😉