Last updated: 22 February, 2014

Explosion near Tunisia consulate in Libya’s Benghazi

A rocket-propelled grenade exploded Saturday near the Tunisian consulate in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi without causing any casualties or damage.

An AFP photographer on the scene said the explosion left a crater in the ground in front of the diplomatic mission, and caused minor damage to its outer wall.

A source at the consulate told AFP the explosion did not harm anyone, and a police officer at the site said the blast was caused by a rocket-propelled grenade.

Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 armed uprising that toppled veteran Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has seen near-daily attacks on security and other targets in recent months as the weak central government has tried to rein in former rebel brigades turned militias.