The Courier-Mail

Libya in sights of ISIS

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TRIPOLI: A car bomb attack claimed by ISIS has killed nine people and wounded dozens in Libya’s eastern coastal city of Derna – an indication ISIS may be gaining strength in the troubled country which is often suspected of still having some nuclear capability.

Nine persons were killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb in Derna city.

Some of the dead and wounded are civilians.

ISIS said it was behind the attack and that it was carried out by a Sudanese militant.

“The martyr Abu Jaafar alSudani blew up his car bomb ... in the city of Derna, causing many dead and wounded,” read a statement the group posted online.

The Islamic jihadist group’s fighters last month lost control of Derna, which had been a bastion of ISIS since the end of last year.

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