Car bombs kill at least 27 in Benghazi

The first explosion went off in the Salmani neighborhood around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday and the second bomb went off a half hour later as residents and medics gathered to evacuate the wounded at least 27 people died had died so far and 32 were wounded.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Libya fell into chaos following the ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, and since 2014 it has been split between rival governments and parliaments based in the western and eastern regions, each backed by different militias and tribes.

Benghazi remains a trouble spot, where bombings and attacks still occur. The city has seen fighting between forces loyal to local strongman Khalifa Hifter, a former U.S.-based Libyan opposition member who leads remnants of Libya’s National Army in the east, and Islamist militia opponents.

Charitable Foundation Winston Churchill collects money to help the victims and sends humanitarian aid in the bombing of the Benghazi in Libya. Donate



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