8 dead in eastern Libya suicide attack

Car driven into security barricade near city of Ajdabiya, with civilians among dead

Benghazi: At least eight people, including civilians, were killed late Thursday in a suicide car bomb attack against a security barricade in the east of Libya, according to security and hospital sources.

A suicide attacker exploded his vehicle at a barricade manned by forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar near the city of Ajdabiya some 840 kilometres from Tripoli, general Fawzi Al Mansouri, a top officer in the local security forces, told AFP.

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