Three children killed in blast in east Libya's Benghazi: hospital official

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Posted: Nov 21, 2016 8:09 AM

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - At least three children were killed and 20 people wounded by a car bomb in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, witnesses and a medical official said.

A Reuters reporter saw billowing smoke and flames at the site of the explosion near the city's Jala hospital, which witnesses said had been caused by a car bomb. A hospital official said the bodies of three children had been received.

Benghazi has been the scene of fighting between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and Islamist-led opponents for more than two years.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)