Explosion at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kills 2, injures 75

Explosion at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kills 2, injures 75

Explosion at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kills 2, injures 75

Twin bombs exploded at a mosque in a busy area in the city of Benghazi on Friday, killing at least two people and wounding 75 others, a Libyan official said, in the second attack targeting the city's houses of worship in less than a month. The devices, placed in bags at the mosque doors, appear to have been activated remotely using a mobile phone, a military source said.

One bomb was hidden in a coffin in the courtyard of the mosque and another in a shoe cabinet at the entrance, the source added.

According to a medic at the government-run Al-Jalaa Hospital, the hospital has so far received at least one dead body and 77 injured persons.

The United Nations mission in Libya condemned the latest "brutal bombings" and said the reports of civilian casualties were "deeply concerning".

NAN reports that on January 23, a twin auto bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi killed 35, with about 60 people wounded.

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"This heinous act should not provide a justification for revenge attacks".

There was no claim of responsibility for that attack, which underscored the ongoing chaos in the Benghazi region which is controlled by the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

"Direct or indiscriminate attacks against civilians are prohibited under global humanitarian law and constitute war crimes", the mission added, calling for "prompt, impartial investigations to bring perpetrators to justice".

Haftar heads a government based in eastern Libya, while an internationally recognized administration has been set up in the western capital of Tripoli.

The UN has been trying to mediate for years, hoping elections could help stabilise Libya.

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