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U.S. Strongly Condemns Terror Blast in Libya|

Mon 07 Jun 2021 | 03:53 PM

On Monday, the United States (US) strongly condemned a car bomb blast in the southern city of Sebha in Libya.

The blast claimed the lives of at least two senior police officers, five others were wounded and heavy material damage was caused

In a statement, the embassy said, “As we await more detail regarding the deadly explosion, we are reminded that there are forces determined to undermine stability and unity in Libya.”

“We will stand with those committed to building a more peaceful and prosperous future for Libya, including by holding elections in December, unifying the country’s institutions, countering terrorism, and working toward full implementation of the ceasefire agreement,” the statement read.

Interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dabaiba wrote on Twitter that it had been a “cowardly terrorist act”, offering condolences to the families of the two “martyrs” killed.

“Our war against terrorism continues,” Dabaiba added.

Libya is seeking to extricate itself from a decade of chaos and conflict that followed the toppling of leader Muammar Gaddafi in a 2011 NATO-backed uprising.

The destabilised security situation in Libya has offered fertile ground for jihadists like the Islamic State group to take root.