Libya bombs kill six at govt stronghold, air base

A member of the pro-government Libyan forces fires towards Islamist militiamen during clashes on November 2, 2014 in the al-Salmani neighbourhood of BenghaziA string of bomb attacks killed six people in eastern Libya on Wednesday, including in a stronghold of the internationally recognised authorities, officials said. An interior ministry official said a suicide attack hit the centre of Tobruk, a town close to the Egyptian border and 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) east of Tripoli that is the base of a contested parliament elected in June. “At least one person was killed and 20 more injured, four seriously” in the suicide car bomb attack, a health ministry official said. Another car bomb, also believed to be a suicide attack, struck near the Al-Abraq air base in eastern Libya, killing five soldiers, officials said, updating an earlier toll.

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