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Libya car bombing kills 10 anti-ISIS fighters

A suicide car bombing on Thursday killed 10 members of forces allied to Libya’s unity government who are fighting the ISIS militants group

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A suicide car bombing on Thursday killed 10 members of forces allied to Libya's unity government who are fighting the ISIS militant group, hospital sources said.

"Ten dead and seven wounded were brought in... after a suicide attack carried out by Daesh (ISIS) in Abu Grein," 130 kilometres (80 miles) west of the coastal city of Sirte, said a source at the central hospital in Misrata, from where the pro-unity government forces have launched an offensive.

The forces allied to the Government of National Accord (GNA) captured the town of Abu Grein on May 17 as they advanced on Sirte, the militants' stronghold in Libya.

Thirty-two people were killed and 50 wounded in a car-bomb attack in Abu Grein the next day targeting the forces allied with the GNA.

The military command of the anti-ISIS operation said that two other car-bombings inside Sirte itself were foiled on Thursday.