Two soldiers killed in IS attack on police station in eastern Libya

Source: Xinhua| 2018-07-24 21:05:26|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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TRIPOLI, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Islamic State (IS) terrorists on Tuesday attacked a police station in the town of Agila near the eastern Libyan city of Ajdabiya, some 120 km west of Benghazi, killing two army soldiers and injuring four others.

"Clashed took place with terrorists in a valley south of the city. Two people were killed and four others were wounded. All of them are army soldiers," a source of Ajdabiya security directorate said in a statement.

"The military operations chamber of Ajdabiya is searching the west and south of the city, after receiving information about the movements of terrorists," it said, adding that communications are still missing with some army soldiers who were in the station during the attack.

IS terrorists have repeatedly attacked Ajdabiya with car bombs and suicide attacks on military and security checkpoints.

Two soldiers of the eastern-based army were killed in May in a suicide attack on a military checkpoint near Ajdabiya.

Since the beginning of the year, IS attacks on security checkpoints and government buildings have increased.