IS jihadists claim deadly car bombs in eastern Libya

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Friday for car bombings in eastern Libya that killed at least 31 and wounded 40 people after security sources reported dozens dead in a triple attack.

AFP| Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015, 23:31 PM IST

Tripoli: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Friday for car bombings in eastern Libya that killed at least 31 and wounded 40 people after security sources reported dozens dead in a triple attack.

A brief statement by an IS branch in Libya said two suicide bombers targeted the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in Al-Qoba "in revenge for the blood of our Muslim people in the city of Derna", an apparent reference to air strikes on the eastern jihadist stronghold this week.