Land­mines kill 62

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

TRIPOLI: The Libyan army said on Mon­day that 43 army en­gi­neers were killed and 27 oth­ers wounded in land­mine ex­plo­sions. The mines were planted by ter­ror­ist groups in the city of Beng­hazi.

The army spokesper­son Al Awamy con­firmed that the num­ber of vic­tims among civil­ians rose to 19 as a re­sult of the mine ex­plo­sions that oc­curred dur­ing the past 10 days. He said the civil­ian vic­tims were mostly mer­chants and shop own­ers in Dar­nah Street.

The spokesper­son warned res­i­dents of Al Hoot mar­ket in Beng­hazi against re­turn­ing to their homes un­til the mines had been found and re­moved.

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