80 killed in Libya clashes and NOC attack

New official death toll, 16 still missing

11 September, 19:24

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, SEPTEMBER 11 - Clashes in Tripoli over the past week and an attack on National Oil Company (NOC) facilities on Monday in the capital have led to the death of 80 people. Official figures were announced on Tuesday.

    Monday's attack on the NOC - in which six people started shooting at random, setting off explosions, and took hostages - led to the deaths of four men: two officials and two terrorists, according to the Facebook page of the Libyan health ministry, which noted that 10 others were injured. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Libyan interior minister Abdul Salam Ashour claimed that the Islamic State (ISIS) was behind it. The toll from clashes between militias in the capital has meanwhile risen to 78 dead and 210 injured, according to information updated on Saturday and released on Sunday by the health ministry. Of the injured, 103 have been released from hospital. Some 16 people are still missing. (ANSAmed).

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