- A car bomb damaged buildings in Benghazi
- The Benghazi Local Council holds the government responsible for the violence
- There has been an uptick in attacks
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- A car bomb detonated in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday, causing material damage but no casualties, local officials said.
The Benghazi Local Council said in a statement that the rigged car detonated in al-Majuri district outside a school used as a training center for local municipal elections.
The blast damaged vehicles and nearby buildings, according to the council.
The Benghazi Local Council said it holds the government and the Interior Ministry responsible for what it described as the "dire situation" that has "plagued" the city for a while with the lack of security highlighted by killings and bombings.
In recent weeks there has been an uptick in violence in the city, most notably in an assassination campaign that has primarily targeted members of the security forces, most of whom held positions under the former regime
Over the past week at least four senior members of the security forces, including the head of the country's military police, have been assassinated in Benghazi.
In a report released by Human Rights Watch in August, the watchdog reported the death of more than 50 people in what it said was a "broadening wave of political assassinations" focused mostly in the eastern cities of Derna and Benghazi.
But in its report Human Rights Watch said the number of those killed "is probably higher.