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Car Bomb Hits Libya's Benghazi

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People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion outside a hospital in Benghazi, Libya, May 13, 2013.

People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion outside a hospital in Benghazi, Libya, May 13, 2013.

A Libyan official says a car bomb has exploded outside a hospital in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people.

The official said the car was in a parking lot next to the hospital. At least a dozen people were wounded in Monday's blast.

No other details were immediately available.

Libya has seen an increase in violent incidents in recent days, as the government struggles to exert its authority over armed militias two years after the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Bombs exploded outside two police stations in Benghazi on Friday. There were no reports of casualties from those attacks.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.
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