May 3, 2011 / 10:20 PM / in 7 years

UPDATE 1-Car explodes in rebel stronghold Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya, May 3 (Reuters) - A car blew up in the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Tuesday, residents said.

Rebel military spokesman Ahmed Bani said it was not immediately clear whether the explosion was a deliberate attack or an accident.

A witness said one person suffered minor injuries, but there were no reports of casualties.

The explosion took place near the city’s courthouse, where supporters of the rebel movement often congregate.

Reuters correspondents at the scene saw the wreckage of a car and police trying to push crowds away.

Reporting by Deepa Babington

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