Shelling in Eastern Libya Kills 8, Including 7 Children

May 15, 2015 9:27 AM

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A Libyan medical official says eight people from one family, including seven children, were killed when mortar shells hit near their house in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.

Ashraf al-Saiti, a senior medical official at al-Jala hospital, says the shelling took place late on Thursday when the family's home in al-Salam district came under intense shelling from the nearby al-Sabri neighborhood, a stronghold of Islamic extremists.

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