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Islamic State suicide bombing kills two in Libya

The Libyan civil war ended with a cease-fire in October of 2020, and a transitional government is now in power.
A fighter from the pro-government forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Unity looks at GNA forces' vehicles burning after a suicide bomber of the Islamic State detonated his explosives close to a group of soldiers on Aug. 16, 2016, in an area of central Sirte known as District Two.

An Islamic State (IS) suicide bombing left two people dead in Libya on Sunday.

The explosion occurred at a checkpoint in the southwest city of Sabha, killing a police officer and one other person. IS claimed that one of its fighters carried out the attack with an explosives-landed vehicle, Reuters reported.

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