Triple Bombing Kills 30 in East Libya

BENGHAZI  — At least 30 people were killed and 35 wounded Friday in a triple bombing in an eastern Libyan town near the jihadist stronghold of Derna, medical and security sources said.

The simultaneous attacks targeted police headquarters in Al-Qoba, as well as the home of the speaker of Libya’s internationally recognized parliament and a petrol station, the sources said.

Al-Qoba is controlled by the paramilitary force of former Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who is now backed by Libya’s beleaguered order cheap tramadol internationally recognized government.

It lies just 30 km west of Derna, where Egypt launched air strikes against jihadist targets on Monday in retaliation for a gruesome Islamic State group video showing the beheading of 21 Christians.

Medics said parliament speaker Aguila Salah Issa was not at home at the time of the bombings.

They said the majority of the casualties were at the petrol station where a long queue of motorists had been waiting to fill up. – AFP


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