Libya: Blast kills two at checkpoint in Sebha

A blast struck a checkpoint in the southern Libyan city of Sebha on Sunday, killing at least two people including a senior police officer, local police, city officials and medics said.

A security source in Sebha said the blast was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated a car bomb.

Islamic State claimed late on Sunday responsibility for the attack, saying one of its militants stormed the checkpoint using an explosive-laden car.

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Source: Reuters