Killed, Scores Injured in Twin Bombing at Libya Mosque

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Deadly explosion in Libyan port city strikes mosque during Friday prayers, weeks after 33 died in a double auto bombing.

Twin bomb explosions at a mosque in the city of Benghazi have killed at least two people and injured 75 others, Libyan officials say.

The casualties were caused by two suspected improvised explosive devices which went off at the Saad Ben Obadah mosque during Friday prayers.

The security source said one bomb had been hidden in a coffin in the courtyard of the mosque and another in a shoe cabinet at the entrance. Local media news reports put the number of those injured at 129.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

However, there have been conflicting reports on casualties as a result of the twin explosion. "Prompt, impartial investigations should bring perpetrators to justice".

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Benghazi, the country's second largest city, is controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA), the dominant force in eastern Libya led by commander Khalifa Haftar.

The blasts follow twin auto bombings outside a mosque in Benghazi after prayers on January 24 that left almost 40 people dead.

"Turkey attaches importance for peace, security and stability to prevail in Libya and supports Libya's efforts against terrorist groups seeking to drive the country towards chaos", it added.

Libya has been plagued by unrest and political division since the uprising that toppled its former leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

The North African nation has had competing governments aligned with rival military factions based in Tripoli and the east since 2014.

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