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Benghazi homemade bomb kills Libyan special forces

Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 revolution that overthrew and killed dictator Muammar Qaddafi has been the site of regular fighting

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A homemade bomb killed five members of Libya's special forces Tuesday in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to Lana, the news agency linked to the internationally recognized government.

"Two commanders... and three soldiers were killed today," army spokesman Miloud Zouai was quoted as saying, adding that they had been advancing in a southern district of the city when the explosion occurred.

On Monday, Zouai had said an officer had been killed by a mine in Benghazi, and three other people wounded.

Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 revolution that overthrew and killed dictator Muammar Qaddafi has been the site of regular fighting between forces loyal to the government and armed groups for more than a year.

Libya, which descended into lawlessness after Qaddafi's death, has two parliaments and two government's vying for control of the country.