IS claims deadly car bombs in eastern Libya

February 20, 2015 6:16 PM

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TRIPOLI: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Friday for car bombings in eastern Libya that killed at least 31 and wounded 40 people after security sources reported dozens dead in a triple attack.

A brief statement by an IS branch in Libya said two suicide bombers targeted the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in Al-Qoba "in revenge for the blood of our Muslim people in the city of Derna", an apparent reference to air strikes on the eastern jihadist stronghold this week.

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