• Suicide bomber attacks Libya's Foreign Ministry

    At least three people were killed and ten injured in the bombings which targeted government buildings, officials said. Libya has been mired in conflict for seven years.

    Libya's internationally-recognized unity government said on Tuesday that two suicide bombers blew themselves up as they targeted the Foreign Ministry in Tripoli. At least three people died and ten were injured. Witnesses reported seeing plumes of smoke rising from the building.

    A third bomber was reportedly neutralized by security forces before he could detonate his vest.

    The Foreign Ministry in Tripoli issued a statement: "The Libyan people are fighting a war against terrorism on behalf of the world." The Tripoli government is recognized by the United Nations. Its rival administration is centered on the eastern city of Tobruk.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for the violence, but assailants loyal to "Islamic State" (IS) terrorists have carried out similar suicide attacks In Libya before.

    Libya has been locked in conflict since 2011, when an uprising saw longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed. Since then, rivals factions and militias have engaged in both long-term and sporadic fighting. While there is now ostensibly one central government in Tripoli, Libya remains plagued by sectarian violence.

    In addition to to the two main administrations in Tripoli and Tobruk, there are dozens of regional, religious and ethnic militias vying for power and control of the area's vast oil wealth in different parts of the country.

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