Five dead in suicide bombing in Libya’s Misrata

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At least five dead in suicide attack in Libya's Misrata, and more than 20 wounded at a court complex in the Libyan city.

Libyan media sources reported that ISIS militants conducted a double suicide bombing in Misrata. ISIS has claimed the attack in the Libyan city of Misrata, the militant group's news agency Amaq said.

It said fighters loyal to the group had attacked a court building in the city where shooting and an explosion were reported.

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The sources said a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest inside the building, which is in the centre of Misrata, a coastal city about 200 kilometres (125 miles) east of Tripoli.

The damage caused by a suicide attack was carried out by two terrorists, reported Libya Al Aan.

Security source Ali al-Ghubaini, said two terrorists blew themselves up following a clash with members of the security in the city, reported Al Arabiya.

Al-Ghubaini added on his facebook page, that the two explosions resulted in minor injuries among police officers, and the clashes are still ongoing.

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A witness said he believed the attackers had used rocket propelled grenades, and that their identity was not clear.

Local media reported earlier gunfire and an explosion.

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According to local media reports, the bombings and clashes have killed five people, including court employees and injured dozens of others, as these clashes continue in the courtyard surrounding the court complex.

The pictures, which were circulating on social media showed the effects of the bombings on the courthouse and the vehicles parked in its vicinity.

A medical source from Misrata Central Hospital told Al Arabiya that the health sector in the city is in a state of maximum alert, calling on the people to donate blood, as many victims have serious injuries.

(With Reuters and AFP)

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