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Car blast in Benghazi kills 22 people; dozens injured

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Published on 3 Aug 2016 2:37 AM GMT

Car blast in Benghazi kills 22 people; dozens injured
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Benghazi: At least 22 people have been killed and dozens others were injured in a suicide attack in outskirts of Libya’s Benghazi city on Tuesday.

The blast took place in the city's Guwarsha district, said military officials.

Shura Council of Benghazi Rebels, an ally of Islamist group, has claimed the responsibility for the attack at the birthplace of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Terrorist group claimed the responsibility through a Twitter post which read, “The artillery of the Shura Council of Benghazi Rebels targeted a gathering of the forces of Hafter with howitzer in Gwarsha area."

Attack comes a day after first Air Strike from US on Islamic State (IS)

  • US on Monday targeted Libyan city of Sirte
  • The strikes were launched on the request of Libya’s UN-brokered government
  • Libya is observing unrest since the killing of dictator Moammar Gaddafi in 2011

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