Eighteen wounded in Libya military unit explosion


At least 18 people were wounded in two car bomb explosions at a military unit in Libya’s eastern coastal city Derna, sending black smoke into the sky, a medical source and residents told Reuters.

Residents said the car bombs targeted the Bulahati military unit  part of the eastern forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the city centre.

“We heard the first explosion, but we thought it was fireworks, then we heard the second,” a resident told Reuters.

“We found people around Bulahati and there was black smoke in the sky,” another added. “We then discovered it was car bombs.”

Derna, once a jihadist bastion, is about 292 km from Libya’s  Benghazi and was declared to be under the complete control of Khalifa Haftar’s LNA in June 2018.