June 29, 2011 / 9:59 PM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 1-Explosion heard in Libya's rebel stronghold-witnesses

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BENGHAZI, Libya, June 29 (Reuters) - An explosion occured at a weapons storage facility east of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Wednesday, a rebel spokesman in the Libyan coastal city said.

“It was an ammunition storage facility. It exploded. There are no human losses,” said rebel spokesman Mohammed Keesh. The cause of the explosion remains unclear, he said.

“It’s in eastern Benghazi, five to six kilometers east of Benghazi airport. We don’t know yet what caused the explosion.”

Reporting by Maria Golovnina; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Ralph Boulton

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