ISIS in Libya fires rockets on Benghazi, killing 3

2016-10-04 21:33
Conflict in Libya (File, AFP).

Conflict in Libya (File, AFP).

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Benghazi - Libyan officials say several rockets fired from areas held by the Islamic State group have landed in Benghazi's city center, killing three civilians and wounding more than a dozen.

Libyan National Army spokesperson Brigadier General Ahmed Mosmari says the rockets hit near a gas station in a crowded street of the Sidi Hussien area on Tuesday. He says the wounded were brought to Jala Hospital.

The area is located a few kilometers (miles) from the front lines, where the remnants of ISIS fighters and other Islamic militias control coastal territory.

The army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, has issued a statement criminalizing the act and condemning those who target civilians. The army is leading the fight against IS in Libya's east.

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