Car Bomb Hits Libya’s Benghazi, Killing 22

Car-bombMEP: At least 22 people have been killed and 20 others wounded in a car bombing attack that targeted security forces in Libya’s Benghazi on Tuesday.

The blast occurred in a residential area in the Guwarsha district, the scene of fighting between security forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government and an alliance of Islamists and other opponents.

A witness told the Reuters news agency the powerful explosion reduced a three-story building to rubble.

Benghazi has witnessed fierce battles in the past two years between pro-government troops led by Haftar and armed militias, including Takfiri groups such as Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) and the al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia.

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