20-10-2021 10:34 AM Jerusalem Timing

Libya: Nine Killed in ISIL Car Bomb Attack in Derna

Libya: Nine Killed in ISIL Car Bomb Attack in Derna

A car bomb attack claimed by ISIL has killed nine people and wounded dozens in Libya’s eastern coastal city of Derna, a medical source said.

A car bomb attack claimed by the Takfiri group, ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant), has killed nine people and wounded dozens in Libya's eastern coastal city of Derna, a medical source said.

"Nine persons were killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb in Derna city" on Sunday night, a medical official in eastern Libya told AFP by telephone.
"Some of the dead and wounded are civilians."

car bomb attack in Libya (archive)ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that it was carried out by a Sudanese militant.

"The martyr Abu Jaafar al-Sudani blew up his car bomb... in the city of Derna, causing many dead and wounded," read a statement the group posted online.

The Takfiri group's militants last month lost control of Derna, which had been a bastion of ISIL since late last year. The terrorist group promised to avenge its militants in a video posted online.

After the fall of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, Libya now has two governments vying for power in the oil-rich country, one based in Tripoli in the west and another internationally recognized in Tobruk, to the east of Derna.