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Libya: At least eight killed in rocket attack in Benghazi

  • At least eight people were killed and eight others wounded in a rocket attack on a residential area in eastern Libya’s Benghazi city, reports said.

    According to Libyan military officials, Islamist fighters carried out the attack. Fighting to take control of Benghazi, Libya’s second-biggest city, has been going on for several months.

    An army commander claimed that the Islamist factions had launched a “revenge” attack after suffering “big losses.”

    Meanwhile, militants believed to be affiliated to the Islamic State targeted a checkpost near Derna, killing two soldiers.

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