Mon­key prank leaves 20 dead

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

At least 20 peo­ple were killed and more than 50 in­jured af­ter a man in Sabha, Libya, set his pet mon­key on a school­girl as a joke. The mon­key bit the girl and tore off her head­scarf, spark­ing her tribal lead­ers to seek vengeance. Fight­ing es­ca­lated within hours un­til war­ring fac­tions were us­ing ar­tillery, mor­tar bombs and tanks. The con­flict con­tin­ued for five days.

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