TRIPOLI — Thirty-two Gaddafi loyalists have been arrested following Sunday’s car bombings, which killed two people, authorities have said.
An official with the Supreme Security Committee said connections “have been established” between the group and the attacks, according to reports.
Three bombs went off Sunday morning, one outside the Interior Ministry and two near to a facility used by the Ministry of Defense for detentions and interrogations.
The Libya Herald on Sunday revealed that Gaddafi loyalists had hacked into the Interior Ministry’s communications network and broadcast its response to the crisis live on the Internet.
The men were using a public chatroom service called Paltalk, which enables users to share text, audio and video content simultaneously from multiple locations.
“We have done it, we have done it”, one person was heard reporting back to the room.
“All explosions are remotely controlled and executed. They can’t arrest us; these rats can’t arrest us,” another said.
It is not known whether any of the men in the recording were directly involved in the attack, or if they are amongst those arrested.