TRIPOLI, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic State (IS) militant group has claimed responsibility for a Saturday attack on a security checkpoint south of the eastern Libyan city of Ajdabiya, which killed a woman and injured five others.
"A number of soldiers of the caliphate raided with various types of weapons at dawn today the police station Al-Gannan south of Ajdabiya, where violent clashes broke out with the infidel forces of (General Khalifa) Haftar," IS media arm A'maq said in a statement on Twitter later on Saturday.
"Soldiers of the caliphate" is an IS term for describing members who carry out terrorist operations.
The security department of Ajdabiya did not reveal any casualties among its members. The IS confirmed a number of security officers were killed and a number of vehicles were burnt in the attack.
Ajdabiya is controlled by the eastern-based army, led by Haftar, which is allied with the eastern authorities.