Libya car bomb deaths rise to 40 - World - CBC News

February 20, 2015 2:49 PM

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Libya car bomb deaths rise to 40 - World - CBC News

Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah on Friday, killing 40 people and wounding 70 in what officials described as a revenge attack for Egyptian air strikes on Islamist militant targets.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But parliamentary speaker Aguila Saleh said the bombs appeared to have been in retaliation for Egyptian air raids on nearby Derna, an Islamist hot spot.

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