IS in Libya fires rockets on Benghazi, killing 3

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Posted: Oct 04, 2016 12:47 PM

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say several rockets fired from areas held by the Islamic State group have landed in Benghazi's city center, killing three civilians and wounding more than a dozen.

Libyan National Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Mosmari says the rockets hit near a gas station in a crowded street of the Sidi Hussien area on Tuesday. He says the wounded were brought to Jala Hospital.

The area is located a few kilometers (miles) from the front lines, where the remnants of IS fighters and other Islamic militias control coastal territory.

The army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, has issued a statement criminalizing the act and condemning those who target civilians. The army is leading the fight against IS in Libya's east.