Several Bomb Blasts Kill 10 in Eastern Libya

4646886-3x2-700x467KABUL: (Middle East Press) At least ten people have been killed after three separate car bomb explosions hit Libya’s eastern city of Derna.

The blasts took place on Friday evening, said Hamid Albandag, the coastal city’s representative in the country’s internationally-recognized government.

Following the deadly attacks, clashes erupted between militants belonging to ISIL terror group’s local affiliate and al-Qaeda-linked militants. The fighting continued into the Saturday afternoon.

The explosions come as the Libyan military has surrounded Derna from all directions for months.

In June, the al-Qaeda-linked militants drove ISIL terrorists from the city’s central part, which was under their control since late last year.

Libya, an oil-rich country in North Africa, plunged into chaos after an uprising in 2011 led to the ouster and subsequent death of its long-time dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.


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