A car bomb attack near a hospital in Libya’s second city of Benghazi killed at least four people and wounded 13 others yesterday, a medical source said.
The source said the attack took place in front of the coastal city’s Al-Jalaa hospital and he warned that the death toll could rise.
It was not immediately clear if the attack was a suicide bombing, said an officer in Libya’s special forces, Mohamed al-Jali.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Benghazi, birthplace of Libya’s 2011 revolution which toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been the scene of daily clashes for the past two years between armed forces of Marshal Khalifa Haftar and militants holding onto pockets of the city.
Several car bombings in recent weeks targeting the Libyan National Army (LNA) and its supporters have been claimed by the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC), the main group fighting the LNA, and by Islamic State.
Five years after the revolution, the country is embroiled in violence and political chaos as militias and two rival administrations vie for power.
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