Two Dead, Five Wounded In Libya Car Bomb: Security Source
Muhammad Irfan 15 days ago Mon 07th June 2021 | 09:10 AM
Tripoli, June 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Jun, 2021 ) :Two members of Libya's security forces were killed and five others wounded Sunday evening in a car bomb blast at a checkpoint in the country's south, a police source said.
Sebha is located around 750 kilometres (around 465 miles) south of the capital Tripoli.
"Two security officers were killed, five others were wounded and heavy material damage" was caused, the source said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
"Our war against terrorism continues," Dbeibah added.
Sebha, capital of the southern province of Fezzan, is controlled by forces loyal to eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar and has been the scene of several extremist attacks in recent years.
A political crisis in the wake of Qaddafi's overthrow saw the oil-rich country split between rival authorities in the east and west and the disintegration of security apparatuses, creating fertile ground for militants like the Islamic State group to take root.
Despite the ceasefire and progress on the political front, the security situation remains precarious.