At least 18 people have been killed, following a suicide bombing, reportedly targeting soldiers, in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
At least 18 people have died in a suicide bomb blast targeting soldiers in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. At least a dozen further people are believed to have been injured in the attack.
The explosion struck the al-Guwarsha area west of the city. The area has been the focus of fighting between Islamist militias and troops loyal to Libya’s eastern government.
News agencies said an Islamist group, the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, said it was behind the explosion.
A security source in Benghazi confirmed the bombing targeted the headquarters of the 146th Brigade, a security force that has been engaged in fighting against Islamists militias in the city.