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Eight soldiers killed following armed attack on LNA camp in Libya’s Sabha

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Eight soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack on a training camp belonging to the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces of Khalifa Haftar in the southern city of Sabha, the head of the local municipality said.

A source in Haftar’s Libyan National Army blamed ISIS extremist group and Chadian militants for the attack.

ISIS extremist group is active in southern Libya where it has staged several hit-and-run attacks in recent months.

It retreated to the south after losing its stronghold in the central city of Sirte in December 2016.