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Originally published May 18, 2013 at 11:28 AM | Page modified May 18, 2013 at 11:31 AM

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Blasts rock Libya's capital and eastern city

Libyan officials say explosions went off in the capital Tripoli and the restive eastern city of Benghazi, but no casualties were reported.

Associated Press

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TRIPOLI, Libya —

Libyan officials say explosions went off in the capital Tripoli and the restive eastern city of Benghazi, but no casualties were reported.

A security official says one bombing targeted an abandoned church in Benghazi that had been previously damaged by fire. The explosion damaged only a car parked outside.

The official says two other explosions targeted parked security vehicles elsewhere in the city. A soldier was lightly wounded from flying debris.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

Tripoli's security spokesman, Essam el-Naas, says two suspects have been arrested for an explosion near the Saudi, Greek and Palestinian embassies. A second went off near a security building.

He did not give further details about the suspects.

All explosions took place Saturday.

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