TRIPOLI (AFP) - Twin car bomb blasts killed two people in the Libyan capital at dawn on Sunday on the first day of the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday and officials blamed loyalists of now slain dictator Moammar Gaddafi. Tripoli’s security chief Colonel Mahmud al-Sherif told AFP the bombs were detonated by remote control and struck near a military academy and the interior ministry. “They were two car bombs detonated by remote control,” Sherif said, adding that four people were also wounded in the first blast. The first car bomb blew up at 6:00 am near a military academy on Omar al-Mokhtar Avenue - a main Tripoli thoroughfare that was closed briefly to traffic - and the second near the interior ministry.

 An AFP correspondent said checkpoints were set up on other major streets in the city centre.