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Libya: Car bomb explodes killing 2 UN staff

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At least two people were killed who have been identified as United Nations Staff on Saturday, August 10 in a car explosion in the Eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

The explosion occurred in front of a shopping mall and bank where a burned-out United Nation’s car and smoke was seen at the scene in videos online.

According to Reuters, a list of names of those killed were seen by one of their reporters identifying them as part of the United Libya Mission (UNSMIL) which one of them happens to be a foreigner.

The United Nations is making efforts to broker a truce in the capital Tripoli where Eastern-based Libya National Army (LNA) launched a surprise attack in April.

The Libya National Army Commander Khalifa Hafter before the attack announced a halt to military operations during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday which lasts from Saturday until Tuesday.

It is unclear however if the fighting would stop in the capital. The record has it that over 105,000 people have lost their lives and many others displaced during the clashes. said the UN.

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