- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

An early Wednesday morning blast has rocked Libya’s Foreign Ministry building, located in the middle of Benghazi — a one-year reminder of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate down the road.

The Wednesday explosion caused serious damage to the Foreign Ministry building, The Associated Press reported. It also damaged a facility located next door that serves as the offices of the Benghazi branch of the Libyan Central Bank.

Several passers-by were injured in the explosion, mostly by flying glass from blown-out windows, emergency officials said.

The explosion comes one year after terrorists believed to be linked to al Qaeda stormed the U.S. facility in Benghazi and killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Officials are investigating and few other details are known.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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