CAIRO (AP) — The Newest on automotive bombing in Benghazi Libya (all occasions native):
Libyan well being officers say two U.N. safety workers have been killed when a bomb-laden automobile exploded outdoors a shopping center in Libya’s japanese metropolis of Benghazi.
Benghazi is the stronghold of the self-styled Libyan Nationwide Military.
The officers say the blast occurred Saturday outdoors Arkan Mall within the Hawari neighborhood, the place folks have been gathering for purchasing a day earlier than the Muslim vacation of Eid al-Adha.
The place is near the workplaces of the U.N. Help Mission in Libya. Footage circulated on-line exhibits what look like burnt U.N.-owned autos, whereas thick smoke rising within the sky.
The officers spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to transient reporters.
No group has instantly claimed duty for the assault.
By Samy Magdy in Cairo and Rami Musa in Benghazi.
Libya’s U.N.-supported authorities says it has accepted a cease-fire proposed by the U.N. aimed toward halting fight within the capital, Tripoli, in the course of the upcoming Muslim vacation of Eid al-Adha.
Militias allied with the Tripoli-based authorities have been preventing since April towards a navy offensive to take the capital by the self-styled Libyan Nationwide Military.
A spokesman for LNA didn’t reply telephone calls in search of remark Saturday.
The U.N. envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, had proposed a multi-day truce for the Eid vacation, which begins Sunday.
Preventing for Tripoli has killed over 1,100 folks, largely combatants, and has displaced greater than 100,000 civilians.