White House Offers Condolences After Attack in Libya

Time: 10:29 p.m. CEST

The White House offered condolences to the people of Libya who are affected by the act of terrorism. The White House press secretary Josh Earnest commented a massive truck bomb explosion, which happened near a police base in the western Libyan town of Zliten on Thursday. In the attack 60 policemen died, while 200 others were wounded. As the Associated Press reports, “no group immediately claimed responsibility, although a local affiliate has been trying to gain control in Zliten.”

The AP says, “The U.N. special envoy in Libya, Martin Kobler denounced the attack.” In a statement, Kobler urged Libyans to ‘put their differences aside and unite to confront the scourge of terrorism.’” Libya faces chaos after the toppling and killing of the longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, while being torn between the Islamist government in Tripoli and administration in the east. A unity government that is supported by the U.N. is in neighboring Tunisia.


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