UN condemns Saturday attack on Benghazi

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and envoy of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSML) Ghassan Salame condemned the Saturday attack on Benghazi, which killed at least three U.N. staff.

In a statement, the secretary-general called on all parties in Libya to respect the U.N. humanitarian truce in Tripoli during Eid al-Adha and resume negotiations to ensure a safe future for the Libyan people.

Meanwhile, Salame condemned the explosion in al-Hawari area in Benghazi, which killed members of UNSML, describing it as a “coward act” and calling on all parties to be committed to the truce.

On Saturday, a bomb-laden vehicle exploded outside a shopping mall and bank in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least two U.N. security staff, health officials said.

Although the GNA and LNA accepted on Saturday the truce the U.N. had called for on Thursday, the GNA allegedly broke the truce as it targeted the neighborhoods of Khallet al-Furjan, an area south of Tripoli.


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