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Turkey condemns bombings in Libya’s Benghazi

Turkey condemns bombings in Libya’s Benghazi
Ankara attaches importance to Libya's stability, unity, welfare, says Turkish Foreign Ministry

By Diyar Guldogan

ANKARA (AA) - Turkey on Wednesday condemned the double car bombing, which claimed at least 34 lives and injured dozens others in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi.

In a statement, Turkish Foreign Ministry conveyed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives during the attacks and wished recovery to the injured people.

"We attach importance to Libya's stability, unity and welfare, and support Libya's struggle against terror elements, which want to drag the country into turmoil," it added.

A car-bomb exploded outside a mosque in Benghazi’s central Al Salmani district on Tuesday evening. A second bombing struck as people gathered to help the victims of the first blast. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

Libya has remained dogged by violence and chaos since 2011, when a bloody uprising led to the ouster and death of longtime President Muammar Gaddafi after more than four decades in power.

The ensuing power vacuum led to the emergence of several competing seats of government and a host of heavily-armed militia groups.


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