Militants attack southwestern Libyan town

Published April 5th, 2016 - 02:00 GMT
Libyan security forces are increasing their numbers and patrols as violence continues to sweep the country. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
Libyan security forces are increasing their numbers and patrols as violence continues to sweep the country. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

The Eastern gate of Waddan, a town on the road between Jufra and Sirte road was attacked Monday morning.

Mayor of Jufra City, Fawd Rasheed told LANA that an anonymous armed group attacked the gate at 11 am Monday morning and clashed with the four guards for 15 minutes.

One of the guards was killed and two others injured one seriously and admitted to ICU. Waddan forces did not release a death toll of the militants, or information on any captures.

While no organization has formally claimed the attack, Daesh has a growing presence in Libya, with a major stronghold in Sirte. The militant organization has launched attacks across the country and into neighboring Tunisia.

Waddan is an important oasis town in the midst of the Sahara desert, in southwestern Libya. 

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material


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