Libya: Mortar fire hits protesters in Benghazi, 6 killed

  • At least six people were killed and about 35 injured when a crowd of protesters came under mortar fire in eastern Libya’s Benghazi city.  

    The people had gathered to protest against a UN-backed peace plan to form a new unity government.

    According to the police, a district held by Islamist rebels was the origin of the mortar fire.

    Benghazi has seen deadly clashes between government forces and Islamist and other militias in the past year.



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