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Report: Egyptian consulate in Benghazi attacked

By Jomana Karadsheh, CNN
August 17, 2013 -- Updated 1740 GMT (0140 HKT)
  • A grenade was detonated outside the Egyptian consulate in Benghazi
  • There are no casualties reported
  • The blast partially damaged the outer perimeter wall

(CNN) -- A grenade exploded outside the Egyptian Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday evening, Libyan state media reported.

There were no casualties, but the Libyan state news agency LANA reported some material damage.

Unidentified assailants threw a type of locally-made grenade at the consulate before they fled, Benghazi Joint Security Room spokesman Col. Abdullah Al-Zaidi said, according to LANA.

The blast partially damaged the outer perimeter wall of the consulate and some vehicles parked nearby, the official said.

Calls to the Egyptian Embassy in Tripoli and the consulate in Benghazi were immediately unsuccessful.