Islamic State claims Libyan police center bombing

Reuters News
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Posted: Jan 08, 2016 11:42 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the truck bombing on a Libyan police training center on Thursday that killed at least 47 people, according to a statement from the group.

Islamic State fighters have expanded their presence in the North African state, taking advantage of the country's chaos to control the city of Sirte and launch attacks on oilfields and key oil ports.

(Reporting by Ali Abdelatti in Cairo; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by Andrew Roche)