ISIS claims Benghazi car bomb attack

Against 'soldiers of the tyrant' Haftar

25 May, 16:44

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, MAY 25 - The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed at least 7 people and injured over 20 others on Friday morning. In a message that appeared on several Twitter accounts and was reported by media outlets including Alwasat, the Cyrenaica branch ("Welayet Barqa") of ISIS claimed that ''lone wolves'' of the ''caliphate'' had targeted a ''group of soldiers of the tyrant'' Khalifa Haftar. The soldiers of the general, ''enemies of God'', were hit with ''a blessed suicide operation that killed or injured dozens of them'', the message stated, warning that ''the next will be even worse for the apostates in Haftar's Karama''. The reference was to "Amaliyet al Karama", or ''Operation Diginity'', launched by the general in May 2014. Last year the operation resulted in the capture of jihadists that had barricaded themselves in some areas in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, for three years. On Wednesday, the UN mission in Libya - after a car bomb had blown up the previous day near Ajdabiya, killing at least two of Haftar's soldiers - warned about the seriousness of the threat posed by ISIS attacks in the unstable North African nation.


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