At least 10 people were wounded Sunday when two bombs detonated almost simultaneously in Benghazi, Libya's second city, a security official there told Efe.

According to the official, a vehicle loaded with explosives blew up next to a courthouse in the northern part of the city, a building that is a symbol of the revolt that toppled the regime of Col. Muammar Gaddafi and in 2011 was converted into the first headquarters of the rebel government.

The source added that the courthouse, located near the ocean on downtown Tahrir Square, was heavily damaged in the blast along with several nearby buildings.

Shortly before the explosion, another bomb had detonated in a courthouse located less than a kilometer (about half a mile) from Tahrir Square and next to October 7 Hospital.

However, the official provided no details about whether the first explosion produced any casualties.

Over the past three days, Benghazi has been the scene of several security incidents and violent acts.

On Saturday, about 1,100 inmates escaped from the Kufiya Prison on the outskirts of Benghazi, although security forces captured a large number of them shortly afterwards.

Also, on Friday and Saturday, human rights activist Abdelsalam Al Masmar, two top officers with the security forces and a police officer were murdered. EFE