79 killed,141 wounded in Benghazi clashes

At least 79 people were killed and 141 others wounded in fierce clashes in eastern Libya between armed groups loyal to a rogue ex-general and Islamist militias, a health ministry official told AFP.

AFP| Updated: May 18, 2014, 08:35 AM IST

Benghazi: At least 79 people were killed and 141 others wounded in fierce clashes in eastern Libya between armed groups loyal to a rogue ex-general and Islamist militias, a health ministry official told AFP.
Giving the latest toll of Friday`s unrest in Benghazi, the official, Abdallah al-Fitouri, yesterday said those wounded had been taken to five hospitals in the area. An earlier toll had 37 dead and 139 wounded.