Airstrike hits college in eastern Libyan city

2016-02-07 22:53
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Benghazi - A Libyan parliamentarian says an airstrike has hit a medical technology college in a populated area of the eastern city of Darna, killing four people, including a woman and her son.

Hamid Albandag, a member of the internationally recognised parliament, says the early Sunday airstrike hit near a hospital. It was not immediately clear who carried out the strike.

Darna is controlled by an alliance of Islamic militant groups which have been defending the town from Islamic State militants. Albandag says the ISIS group is 6-7km outside the city.

Libya has fallen into chaos since the 2011 toppling of longtime dictator Muammar Ghaddafi.

Since 2014, an internationally recognised government convenes in the east. An Islamist-dominated parliament sits in Tripoli.

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