A car bomb exploded outside a building in the Eastern Libyan city of Benghazi that houses Swedish and Finnish consulates badly damaging the building but no casualties were reported. The bombing resulted in a reflection of the weakness of the central government in the North African nation as Islamic militant groups run rampant. Swedish and Finnish consulates are a part of the few diplomatic posts still operating in Benghazi. A Libyan security official stated that the bomb was detonated by a remote control that was in an upscale neighborhood in Benghazi. The consulates at the diplomatic posts perform functions such as issuing visas and helping with citizen services. Foreign diplomats have been targeted several times because of Libya’s constant instability.
Car bombs are a new, severe threat that has been taking place all over the world. National terror plays a major role in this. Immigrants go to other places all over the world to detonate car bombs or even “suicide bombs” to draw attention to the cause they are trying to promote or to their religion. Suicide bombers sacrifice their lives for their beliefs. Many foreigners are targeted because of their beliefs or their actions in the other nations.