Car bomb kills 11 soldiers in Libya

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11 soldiers were killed by a car bomb in Libya’s second city, Benghazi, as they conducted evening prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, military sources say.

Benghazi has been repeatedly targeted by bomb attacks since troops under the command of controversial General Khalifa Haftar drove Islamist fighters out of most of the city earlier this year.

Haftar has refused to recognize a joint military command set by the UN-backed unity government in Tripoli, saying he still takes orders from a rival administration based in the far eastern city of Tobruk.

Wednesday’s blast follows a car bomb targeting a security chief that killed two people on Sunday and a June 24 bombing that killed four civilians.