TRIPOLI, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Three workers of Libya's state-owned General Electricity Company were killed on Saturday by a landmine planted by "terrorist groups" in the eastern city of Benghazi, the eastern-based government said.
"Three workers of the electricity company were killed today as a result of a landmine explosion created by terrorist groups the army fought in al-Gawarsheh area of Benghazi," Tareq al-Kharraz, spokesman of the interior ministry, told Xinhua.
"The mine exploded while the workers were carrying out maintenance on power lines," al-Kharraz said.
Earlier in October, a landmine explosion claimed the life of a young man in downtown Benghazi, according to a medical source.
In Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya, hundreds of people had been killed by landmines planted by terrorists in areas under their control before they were expelled by the army last year.
Western countries have promised to assist Libyan local authorities in their struggle to remove those landmines.