United Nations condemns mosque bombing in Libya's Benghazi

Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to the country`s east strongman Khalifa Haftar patrol the roads leading into the eastern city of Benghazi on 7 February 2018

A dynamite attack has been carried out against a mosque in Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, which caused 1 death and 55 injured, according to two local media outlets on Friday.

The city of Benghazi, controlled by terrorist groups until 2017, has been witnessing an escalation of bombings, particularly on mosques.

Speaking about the blast, Benghazi's Security Directorate Spokesperson, Mutaz al-Mu'tri, said two bomb bags had been used in the attack. According to the latest information, more than 40 people were killed, while 80 were injured.

The incident comes weeks after a double auto bombing in Benghazi killed at least 35 people.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as at the time of filing this report.

Haftar launched his military campaign in Benghazi in May 2014 in response to a series of bombings and assassinations blamed on extremists.

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"Direct or indiscriminate attacks against civilians are prohibited under global humanitarian law and constitute war crimes", UNSMIL said in a post on Twitter.

Libyans inspect the interior of a mosque in Benghazi on February 9, 2018, after it was hit with a twin bomb attack.

Werfalli on Tuesday said he had handed himself in to military police under Haftar's command, but it was not possible to confirm his arrest from an independent source.

The UN-backed unity government based in the capital has struggled to assert its authority outside western Libya.

On September 11, 2012, suspected jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda attacked the United States consulate in Benghazi, killing ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

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