Libya, two car bombs explode in Benghazi: 27 dead and 32 wounded

The attack was carried out in front of a mosque in the central district of al-Sleimani. Among the victims summits of 007

A double attack has caused a massacre in the night in Benghazi, a city in the east of Libya, and among the victims there are also senior exponents of the most important site of Cyrenaica. Hospital sources speak of at least 27 dead and 32 wounded. The attack, carried out with two car bombs, took place in the al-Salmani district just as the faithful were leaving the mosque at the end of the evening prayer.
Libya, two car bombs explode in Benghazi: 27 dead and 32 wounded
In the area a large operation of the security forces in search of the terrorist cell took place which, according to the same sources, belonged to the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionary, a coalition of Islamic fundamentalist militias, among which the best known is Ansar al-Sharia also includes the February 17 brigade, the Rafallah al-Sahati brigade and other terrorist groups. 

The faithful involved in the bloody attack, which occurred around 9pm local time, were leaving the Baiat mosque at Ridwan, in the Al Salmani neighborhood, not far from the port area. At first, intelligence sources had spoken of 7 dead and twenty wounded, but the budget progressively worsened and many of the injured died in hospital.

Among the wounded there would be Almahdi Al Falah, head of the Intelligence department, Internal security and state security, while Ahmed Alfaytori, head of the investigative units department, would have died. Colonel Belkasim Al Obaidi, of the Benghazi Security Directorate, was also wounded, according to reports that have not yet been officially confirmed. 

The city has been the scene of a bloody conflict between the forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar and Islamic fundamentalists for more than three years. The Libyan national army of Haftar has repeatedly claimed to have defeated the fundamentalists and to have control of the port area. But the attacks outside the mosques, although less frequent, have continued.

The fighting in Benghazi is part of the bloody conflict unleashed in Libya by many fronts after the fall, in 2011 of the then Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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