Bombing at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kills one, wounds 37 - residents

Forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar patrol the roads leading into the Libyan city of Benghazi

Forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar patrol the roads leading into the Libyan city of Benghazi

Libyan officials say twin bomb explosions at a mosque in the city of Benghazi have killed at least two people and wounded 75 others.

"A bag with explosives was blown up near the entrance to the Abu Huraira Mosque in the Majuri area".

Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, witch is controlled by the Libyan National Army, led by eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar.

"The explosion was carried out by explosives bags placed inside the mosque", Zwai added, noting that "the bombing was carried out remotely, according to preliminary investigations". One person has been killed, according to local reports.

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"The hospital received one body and 87 injured people with varying degrees of severity", said Fadia Al-Barghathi, the information officer of Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi.

Libya's Channel on Twitter also reported of "40 injured being treated at the Al Galla hospital and at Benghazi's medical center".

NAN reports that on January 23, a twin auto bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi killed 35, with about 60 people wounded.

Haftar began his military campaign in response to continuous bombings and assassinations by on Islamist militants in Benghazi in May 2014.

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No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

In past months there have been occasional, smaller scale bombings apparently targeting LNA allies or supporters.

Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos since the uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

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