1 April 2020

UN condemns car bomb attack killing 3 staffers in Libya

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The United Nations (UN) condemned a car bomb attack in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday, which killed three UN workers and injured several others, the UN said in a statement. reports citing Xinhua.

The UN victims served with the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), UN Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salame confirmed Saturday in a separate statement, without giving more details

The attack took place outside Arkan Mall in the Hawari neighborhood, as a convoy of UN vehicles was passing the venue, a local source told Xinhua.

The Benghazi municipal council said that the attack targeted the convoy.

The east-based rebel Libyan National Army (LNA) Spokesman Ahmed Mismari said two of those killed were UNSMIL guards and 10 others were wounded, including children.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Security Council, at the request of France, called an urgent meeting Saturday afternoon to discuss the situation in Libya.

At the meeting, Joanna Wronecka, Polish UN ambassador and Council president for August, read out a statement of the council members to express their strong condemnation of the attack.

2019.08.11 / 22:37
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