Double car bombing in Benghazi kills 11

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Eleven people have been killed in a double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to officials and Reuters.

Officials have said that both civilians and security personnel were killed in the blast in Al Salmani, which struck worshippers as they left a mosque.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Benghazi saw intense conflicts between eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar’s (pictured) Libyan National Army and his opponents, which include Islamists, from 2014 until late 2017.

There has been a recent string of attacks on mosques in Benghazi in recent months.

In July, Haftar announced the “total liberation” of Benghazi following three years of control by militants. However, the violence has continued.

Haftar wants a parliament based eastern Libya. However, another unity government, backed by the UN, wants one instead in Tripoli.

Photo credit: Magharebia [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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