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

The media center of the LNA’s 73rd infantry brigade said in a statement on its Facebook page that the army forces were able to repel the attack. (File photo: AFP)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55