A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) reportedly detonated at the Al-Hawari Cemetery in Benghazi on Thursday, July 11, resulting in at least 10 casualties. According to local sources, the bomb targeted the funeral procession of Major General Khalifa Omar al-Mismari.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing; details regarding the circumstances of the attack are still emerging. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Benghazi are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, maintain safe and current evacuation plans, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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