TRIPOLI, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Friday condemned the bombing of a mosque in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, which killed two people and injured 143 others, children included.
"UNSMIL strongly condemns the brutal bombings in alMajouri Benghazi, the second in Benghazi around a place of worship in less than a month. Reports of civilian casualties are deeply concerning," UNSMIL said in a statement.
"Direct or indiscriminate attacks against civilians are prohibited under international humanitarian law and constitute war crimes," the mission added, calling for "prompt, impartial investigations to bring perpetrators to justice."
The UN-backed government in Tripoli also condemned the bombing, advocating "joint efforts to fight terrorism and those who threaten the safety and security of the country, and bring them to justice."
Libya has been plagued by unrest and political division since the uprising that toppled its former leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.
The city of Benghazi, controlled by terrorist groups until 2017, has been witnessing an escalation of bombings, particularly on mosques. Twin car bomb attacks hit a mosque in Benghazi's Salmani district two weeks ago, killing 34 people and injuring more than 100 others.