May 2, 2014 / 3:48 PM / in 4 years

Libya blames Ansar al-Shariya Islamists for Benghazi violence

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The Libyan government blamed Islamist militants of the Ansar al-Shariya group for an attack on Friday on the government security forces’ headquarters in Benghazi city.

“Armed brigades, including those called Ansar al-Shariya and other criminal groups, attacked with light and heavy weapons the security headquarters in Benghazi,” a government statement said.

Reporting by Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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