3 UN staff members killed in Libya car bomb attack

3 UN staff members killed in Libya car bomb attack

A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spoke

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A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country’s warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire proposed by the U.N. aimed at halting combat in the capital Tripoli during an upcoming Muslim holiday.Story continues below

Health officials said the blast took place outside Arkan Mall in the Hawari neighbourhood, where people were gathering for shopping a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday begins. The Benghazi municipal council said the attack targeted a convoy for the U.N. Support Mission in Libya.READ MORE: More than 12,000 children killed, injured in armed conflict in 2018: UN reportThe site of the attack is close to offices of the mission in Libya. Two of the dead hailed from Libya and Fuji, and the blast wounded nine people, according to health officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said in a statement that three U.N. workers were among the wounded.“The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a swift recovery to all the injured. He calls on the Libyan authoritieBenghazis to spare no effort in identifying and swiftly bringing to justice the perpetrators of this attack,” Dujarric said.WATCH: At least 40 dead after migrant detention centre in Libya hit by air strike: official

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