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23 Aug 2018 | 10:39 AM UTC

Libya: Checkpoint attacked in northwest August 23

Libya News Alert

Checkpoint located between towns of Zliten and Khoms (northwest) attacked by gunmen August 23

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Zliten, Al-Khoms

Event

Gunmen attacked a checkpoint located between the towns of Zliten and Khoms on Thursday, August 23. Four security personnel were killed and at least three others were wounded in the attack, which occurred on the Coastal Road linking Tripoli with points east.

Context

The attack is being attributed to members of the Islamic State (IS).

Advice

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is permissible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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