Car bomber kills two, wounds around 20 in Libya’s Benghazi: medics

People stand near the site of an explosion in Benghazi February 6, 2015. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

(Reuters) – A jeep filled with explosives killed two people and wounded around 20 on Friday in Benghazi, Libya’s second biggest city that is a front line in the country’s bloody civil conflict, medics and military officials said.

Soldiers fired rifles and a rocket-propelled grenade at the Toyota as it sped toward a military base in what an army commander said was a suicide bombing. The vehicle exploded, killing a man and a boy as well as the driver.

The explosion happened in the Lithi neighborhood where pro-government forces have been fighting Islamist groups for months and where the two sides are still battling over control of the port district.

The fighting in the eastern city mirrors a wider struggle across the oil-producing North African state where two governments and parliaments, allied to rival armed groups, are vying for control four years after Muammar Gaddafi fell to an armed uprising…

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But it has absolutely nothing to do with Islam.

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