Car bomb in Libya’s Benghazi kills 2 UN staffers

People gather at the site where a car bomb exploded in Benghazi, Libya, on August 10, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)

A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed two United Nations' staff on Saturday, several medical sources and the eastern military said.

The UN is trying to broker a truce in the capital, Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a surprise attack in April.

A Reuters reporter at a Benghazi hospital where casualties of the blast were taken saw a list of names of those killed identifying them as part of the United Nations Libya mission (UNSMIL).

LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari told reporters the two people killed were UNSMIL guards. He added that ten people had been wounded, among them children.

The explosion happened in front of a shopping mall and bank. At least one burned-out UN car could be seen at the scene.

(Source: Reuters)

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