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United Nations condemns mosque bombing in Libya's Benghazi

10 February 2018

At least two people have been killed and scores wounded in a bombing at a mosque in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, according to medical sources.

At least one person has been feared killed while more than 50 others have been injured in a bomb blast at a mosque in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi. The devices appear to have been activated remotely using a mobile phone, according to a military source.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) was quick to condemn the attack, calling reports of civilian casualties "deeply disturbing".

"Direct or indiscriminate attacks against civilians are prohibited under worldwide humanitarian law and constitute war crimes", the mission added, calling for "prompt, impartial investigations to bring perpetrators to justice".

Libya descended into chaos after the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed ruler Moamar Gaddafi. The LNA was battling Islamists, including some linked to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, as well as other opponents, until late past year in the Mediterranean port city.

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The summary executions are believed to be carried out by Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a special forces commander for the LNA.

Haftar, who opposes a UN-backed unity government based in Tripoli, announced Benghazi's "liberation" from jihadists in July last year after a three-year campaign, but sporadic violence has continued.

The UN is now trying to negotiate an end to the current political turmoil by agreeing parliamentary and presidential elections later this year, but there is deep scepticism over whether they will take place.

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United Nations condemns mosque bombing in Libya's Benghazi