Terror attack kills 9 soldiers in southern Libya

May 5, 2019

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TRIPOLI : A terrorist attack earlier on Saturday targeted an army training center in the southern Libyan city of Sabha, and killed nine soldiers, according to military and medical sources.    

"Terrorists launched an attack at 05:00 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) on a training center of the army in the city of Sabha, killing nine soldiers," a military source told Xinhua.

"The attackers used vehicles and opened fire at the soldiers," the source said, adding that the attack is likely to be carried out by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Osama al-Wafi, spokesman of Sabha medical center, told Xinhua that the center had received nine bodies of the soldiers killed by the attack.

Sabha, southern Libya's largest city, has been under the control of the east-based army since January.

Libya has been suffering escalating violence and political division ever since the fall of the late leader Gaddafi in 2011.  Enditem (Xinhua)