Landmines kill 8 civilians in Oct. in Libya's Benghazi

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-05 04:00:37|Editor: huaxia
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TRIPOLI, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Landmines planted by terrorist groups in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed eight civilians and injured 11 others in October, Benghazi hospital said in a statement on Saturday.

The statement said the statistics were from the areas of Sabri and the city center, where the remaining militants are stationed.

"The victims include two Palestinians and an Egyptian national," said the statement, referring that more landmine victims have been received by other hospitals in the city.

Benghazi, Libya's second largest city and the birthplace of the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddaf, has witnessed a three-year war between the army led by General Khalifa Haftar and extremist groups.

Haftar announced earlier in June taking over the entire city of Benghazi and defeating the rival armed groups. However, some remaining militants are still stationed in some areas in the city and mainly use landmines. Enditem