Libya forces arrest armed group, seize anti-tank mines

Libyan army Special Forces have arrested an armed group in the eastern city of Benghazi. (File photo: Reuters)

Libyan army Special Forces have arrested an armed group in the eastern city of Benghazi in possession of hundreds of anti-tank mines and material for making explosives, the LANA news agency reported on Wednesday.

A security source was quoted as saying “220 anti-tank mines as well as equipment for manufacturing explosives were seized” and that one of the soldiers was wounded in clashes during the raid.

Benghazi, the birthplace of the 2011 Libyan revolution, has in seen several bombings and attacks against security services and Western diplomatic missions in recent months, indicating the inability of the authorities to establish effective security in the country.

These attacks are usually blamed on radical Islamists like the one last September 11 against the U.S. consulate which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:40 - GMT 06:40
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