5 dead in Libyan shelling as IS claims 2 executions


BENGHAZI, Libya: Five people were killed by shelling in the Libyan city of Benghazi late Monday, a local hospital reported, as the Islamic State group claimed it had executed two men in the east of the war-torn country. The Al-Jalaa hospital in Benghazi announced on Facebook that four people were killed in the shelling and a fifth died in hospital, while three others were injured. “Most of (the casualties are) children under the age of 10,” it said. A military source in Benghazi confirmed the incident, which happened in the central area of Laithi, but refused to say who was behind the violence. Separately, Islamic State jihadists, in a video bearing the logo of Burqa, one of the “states” which the militants claim to control, said it had executed two men in eastern Libya. One was introduced as a South Sudanese Christian, and the other was a Libyan said to be fighting for the country’s internationally recognized government.



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