October 04, 2016 - 9:48 AM
BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan officials say several rockets fired from areas held by the Islamic State group have landed in Benghazi's city centre, 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 kilometres (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.
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