Explosion at Libyan mosque kills one

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A “large” explosion hit a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing at least one person following Friday prayers, local media report.

Dozens were also injured in the attack which had not been claimed by anyone by the time of this article’s publication.

The bombing of the Abi Harira mosque in the Majuri neighborhood is reported to have been carried out by an attacker with a bag of explosives.

Security services had cordoned off the main street leading to the mosque.

Late last month, around 35 people were killed in two bombings at another mosque in the city.

Libya has been plagued by chaos since the ouster and killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Separate factions came up following Gaddafi’s death, claiming legitimacy.

Tens of thousands have been killed since then.