Mother and son killed in at­tack

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An In­dian nurse and her in­fant son have been killed in a rocket at­tack on their apart­ment in a town near the Libyan cap­i­tal Tripoli. The at­tack on Sunu Sathyan’s home took place on Fri­day, In­dian Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj said on so­cial me­dia. Sathyan worked in a hospital in the town of Zawiya, Swaraj said, adding that she has asked the 26 other In­di­ans work­ing at the hospital to leave the area. The Press Trust of In­dia news agency said that Sathyan’s hus­band, also a nurse, was at work when the at­tack took place. It was not im­me­di­ately clear who fired the rocket. Libya’s chaos, five years af­ter the up­ris­ing that led to the over­throw and killing of long-time au­to­crat Moam­mar Gaddafi, has left the coun­try deeply di­vided and ruled by an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised gov­ern­ment and par­lia­ment based in the east and a ri­val gov­ern­ment and par­lia­ment in the cap­i­tal, Tripoli, backed by ex­trem­ist mili­tias.

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