At Least Three Dead In Libya Mosque Bomb Blast

Libyans inspect the interior of a mosque in Benghazi on February 9, 2018, after it was hit with a twin bomb attackLibyans inspect the interior of a mosque in Benghazi on February 9, 2018, after it was hit with a twin bomb attackLibyans inspect the interior of a mosque in Benghazi on February 9, 2018, after it was hit with a twin bomb attack

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It is not yet clear who was behind the mosque bombing

BBC

“Three people have died and at least 48 have been injured in an explosion at a mosque in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, according to a medic who spoke to the BBC.

This is the second attack targeting places of worship there in just over two weeks.

In recent years, the country’s second city has been the site of a protracted battle between the self-proclaimed Libyan National army (LNA) and a mix of local Islamist militias.

Security officials say there were two blasts at the mosque in Benghazi’s Majouri district.

It’s believed the explosive devices were hidden in bags and placed at the doors of the mosque, before being remotely detonated using mobile phones.

Dozens of victims have been transferred to Benghazi’s Al Jalaa hospital; medics there say their injuries ranged from minor to critical wounds.

It’s not known who carried out this latest bombing. A similar one last month was blamed on what local officials described as “Islamist sleeper cells” in the city.”

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