U.S. EMBASSY TRIPOLI, LIBYA REGIONAL SECURITY OFFICE
SECURITY INCIDENTS SINCE JUNE 2011
ON 1 JUNE 2011 BENGHAZI
CAR BOMB EXPLODES OUTSIDE HOTEL: A car bomb exploded outside the Tibesti Hotel in Benghazi. Following this explosion, other devices were discovered and made safe by the local authorities. TNC officials blamed former regime officials for the incident.
10 SEPTEMBER 2011 – LIBYA / TUNISIA / ALGERIAN BORDER
UK CITIZEN KIDNAPPED: According to the UK High Commission, a British national was kidnapped in the Libya/Tunisia/Algeria border area on 10 September 2011 and was subsequently released on 12 September 2011.