Libya suicide bomber targets Benghazi fighters
Four people were killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi east of the country after a suicide bomber blew up his car at a checkpoint operated by armed youths allied with government forces against Islamist militants, Agence France Presse reported.
The Benghazi Medical Center said it had received three bodies and the remains of the suicide bomber in addition to other that have been injured in the attack.
The attack targeted residents of the central Benghazi area of Boudhima, who had apparently set-up a roadblock at the entrance to their neighborhood.
Libya has been clouded in violence between Islamist militias and government forces in recent months. As a result of the unrest, Libya’s internationally recognized parliament was forced to relocate from the capital of Tripoli to the city of Tobruk.
The attack follows heavy clashes on Friday which killed at least 18 people in Benghazi.
Fighting between the Libyan National Army led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar and Islamist militant of Ansar al-Sharia group raged in the country’s eastern city, Al Arabiya correspondent reported.
Some of the heaviest clashes were taking place around Benghazi University, where Islamist militants were reportedly holed up, the correspondent said.