Blast hits hotel in Libya's rebel-held Benghazi: TV

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Posted: Jun 01, 2011 1:44 PM
Blast hits hotel in Libya's rebel-held Benghazi: TV

CAIRO (Reuters) - A large explosion damaged a hotel on Wednesday in the eastern rebel-held city of Benghazi, Arab satellite television channels reported.

Al Jazeera reported that a "huge" blast had gone off outside the city's Tibesti hotel. Arabiya television said the explosion appeared to have come from a car parked beside the building. Footage showed cars on fire beside the hotel.

(Writing by William Maclean)