Witnesses said that the blast damaged part of
the building and that some of the victims were seriously wounded.
Blasts and assassinations are not uncommon in Benghazi, where security forces
are battling Islamist militants tied to the Ansar al-Sharia group, which
Washington has listed as a foreign terrorist organization.
The son of Libya's special forces chief was kidnapped by gunmen in Benghazi a
few days ago.
Two and a half years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's army is
struggling to control heavily armed former rebels, militias and militants who
once fought against Gaddafi's forces.
Militia brigades often fight turf wars for control of areas and businesses, and
they have refused to disarm.