Twin Bombings Kill Two, Injure Dozens


Turkey on Friday condemned the bomb attack at a mosque that claimed at least one life and injured dozens others in Libya's northeastern city of Benghazi.

The explosion took place just before Friday prayers at the Saad Ibn Ibada mosque located between Benghazi's al-Majouri and Berka districts, said Motaz Agouri, an official from Benghazi security directorate's media office. The devices appeared to have been detonated remotely.

Twin auto bomb attacks hit a mosque in Benghazi's Salmani district two week ago as the worshipers exited the mosque after the night prayer, killing 34 people and injuring more than 100 others, mostly civilians.

NAN reports that on January 23, a twin auto bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi killed 35, with about 60 people wounded.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Benghazi remains a trouble spot, where bombings and attacks still occur.

Benghazi, the country's second largest city, is controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA), the dominant force in eastern Libya led by commander Khalifa Haftar.

The LNA has reportedly been targeted in several small scale attacks in recent months.

Libya fell into chaos following the ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, and since 2014 it has been split between rival governments and parliaments based in the western and eastern regions, each backed by different militias and tribes.