ISIS claims attack on Libyan checkpoint that killed two soldiers

October 25, 2017 20:25
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BENGHAZI - Two soldiers were killed and three wounded at a military checkpoint in northeastern Libya on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

A witness said about a dozen armed vehicles had been used in the dawn assault on a checkpoint 60 km (37 miles) south of the city of Ajdabiya run by the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA).

The attackers set fire to the checkpoint and one of the victims was burned inside his car, said Mustafa Boufjara, a spokesman for Ajdabiya's security department. Images of the checkpoint showed charred checkpoint cabins and two burned cars.

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