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UN Secretary-General joins in condemnation of car bomb attack in Libya

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a double car bombing in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Wednesday in which more than 30 people were killed.

A spokesman for Mr Guterres said the Secretary-General also expressed his “deepest condolences” to those affected but added that he was also alarmed at reports of summary executions being carried out in retaliation for the attack.

At least 33 people were reportedly killed and scores more wounded after two vehicles exploded, with the first detonating as worshippers were leaving a mosque in the city’s Al Salmani district, and the second 15 minutes later as residents and medics gathered to help.

The attack is among the deadliest in Libya since the 2011 uprising which overthrew dictator Muammar Gadaffi.


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