Suspected Daesh attack kills two Libyan soldiers

Published 25.10.2017 17:39
Updated 25.10.2017 17:40
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Suspected Daesh terrorists attacked a military checkpoint in northeastern Libya on Wednesday, killing two soldiers and wounding three, residents and officials said.

A witness said that about a dozen armed vehicles had been used in the dawn assault ont a checkpoint, 60 km (37 miles) south of the city of Ajdabiya, run by the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA).

The attackers set fire to the checkpoint and one of the victims was burned inside his car, said Mustafa Boufjara, a spokesman for Ajdabiya's security department. Images of the checkpoint showed charred checkpoint cabins and two burned cars.

Daesh terrorists have carried out several attacks on LNA checkpoints in recent months.

The terrorists have been trying to regroup from desert bases since losing their stronghold of Sirte, about 390 km (240 miles) west of Ajdabiya, last December.

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