Libyan officials say several rockets fired from areas held by the Islamic State group have landed in Benghazi’s city center, killing three civilians and wounding more than a dozen.
Libyan National Army spokesperson Brigadier General Ahmed Mosmari says the rockets hit near a gas station in a crowded street of the Sidi Hussien area on Tuesday. He says the wounded were brought to Jala Hospital.
The area is located a few kilometers (miles) from the front lines, where the remnants of ISIS fighters and other Islamic militias control coastal territory.
The army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, has issued a statement criminalizing the act and condemning those who target civilians. The army is leading the fight against IS in Libya’s east.