The explosion has not yet been claimed.
Two law enforcement officers were killed and five others wounded on Sunday evening in the explosion of a car bomb targeting a checkpoint in the Libyan town of Sebha (south), we learned from a police source. . “A car bomb exploded as it crossed a roadblock deployed by the policeA police official in Sebha, a desert town located 750 km south of Tripoli, told AFP. “Two security guards (rank of captain) were killed, five others were injured and significant material damage is to be deplored”, added this source.
The explosion was not immediately claimed. Images released by the local press show severely damaged law enforcement vehicles surrounded by debris from the explosion.
Capital of Fezzan, the southern province of Libya, Sebha is controlled by the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (ANL) of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strongman of eastern Libya. It has been the scene of several jihadist attacks in recent years.