A Libyan political activist was critically wounded when a bomb exploded under his car as he drove through the eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, security sources and his relatives said.

No-one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Abdullah Gharyani, a member of a campaign group calling for early elections to replace an interim parliament it accuses of failing to stabilise Libya.

Two years after the uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s interim rulers have struggled to contain Islamist fighters and militias still vying for a share of power in the oil-producing country. […]