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Twin car bombings in Libya kills 27

Twin car bombings in Libya kills 27

Benghazi [Libya]: A powerful twin car bombing in Libya‘s Benghazi killed at least 27 people and injured 30 others, Libyan officials said late on Tuesday.

According to the Independent, the first explosion took place outside a mosque, in the heart of the city, when worshippers were leaving after their evening prayers.

The second explosion took place after 10 to 15 minutes, when a bomb, planted in a Mercedes car parked on the opposite side of the mosque, exploded.

Security and health officials were present at the scene when the second explosion took place.

Local authorities have said that civilians, security and health officials were among the casualties.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

This comes days after a militia clash took place at Tripoli‘s Mitega International Airport, which killed 20 people and injured 60 in the process.

Libya has been plagued with insecurity, violence and political chaos, since the fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi‘s regime in 2011 in a coup. (ANI)