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Large explosion rocks Benghazi, Libya; authorities say it wasn't terrorism but likely tied to criminal activity.
A car bomb killed a man in Libya's Benghazi on Tuesday, according to Agence-France Press.
Security forces spokesman Col. Mohamed al-Hijazi told the Libya Herald the bomb was thought to have weighed over 30 pounds.
"The blast was very loud and the victim's body was burned to a cinder. ... It took more than an hour to identify him," Hijazi told AFP.
He said there was no clear motive for the death of the car's driver, Hamid Ali Wirfaly, a civilian. But he said it could have been crime-related, telling AFP: "Initial results of the investigation indicate it could have been a settling of scores."
The Herald said it might have been a case of mistaken identity, with early social media reports saying an intelligence officer had been killed.
Benghazi, an eastern Mediterranean city, has seen frequent violence since the overthrow of longtime Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi two years ago.
Just days ago, a car bomb killed Col. Fawzi El-Ujali, a security official.
And on Friday, an explosion outside a police station injured five.
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