Friday, September 15, 2017

Car bomb injures six in Libya’s Benghazi



A car bombing wounded six people including four security personnel near a passport office in Libya’ s second city Benghazi on Friday , security officials said .

“ Four members of our force and two staff ( at the passport department ) were wounded in the attack targeting the department ’ s headquarters , ” said special missions and counter-terrorism force patrol commander Hamdi al-Dinali.

He blamed “ terrorist sleeper cells ” in the eastern coastal city for the attack .

Libya has been rocked by chaos since a 2011 uprising that toppled and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi , with two rival authorities and multiple militias vying for control of the oil-rich country .

Military strongman Khalifa Haftar in July announced the “ total liberation” of Benghazi , three years after his forces launched a military operation to seize the city from jihadists.
But clashes and attacks in the city have continued .

Haftar supports a parliament based in the far east of Libya, while a rival UN -backed unity government in the western capital Tripoli has struggled to assert it authority nationwide

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