At least five people, including two children, were killed and 13 injured in a car bombing in the Libyan city of Benghazi, local media reported.

 

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The blast took place in front of Benghazi’s Jalaa Hospital late on Friday, the Libyan Herald newspaper said. At least three of those injured were reported to be in a critical condition.

 

Daesh group, outlawed in a number of countries, including Russia, or their affiliates Ansar Al-Sharia were allegedly behind the attack.

 

The Daesh operates in Syria and Iraq, spreading its influence to North Africa, including Libya, which has been in a state of turmoil since its long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011.