Shell hits medical center in Libya's Benghazi, killing 3

The artillery shell led to the injury of seven other paramedics.

Shell hits medical center in Libya's Benghazi, killing 3

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three paramedics were killed and seven others hurt on Friday after an artillery shell struck a state-run medical facility in Benghazi in eastern Libya, a medical source has said.

"The bodies of the slain paramedics arrived at Al-Jalaa hospital this evening," the source, requesting anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency.

In a Friday statement, the Libyan Red Crescent condemned the "targeting of medical facilities and people working in the humanitarian field who are not part of the conflict."

On Monday, two children were killed and several homes destroyed after artillery shells struck residential areas of Benghazi.

No group has claimed responsibility for either of the two attacks.

For nearly seven months, forces loyal to Libya's Tobruk-based House of Representatives have been clashing with rebel fighters  in several Libyan cities, including Benghazi.

Since the 2011 ouster and death of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, rival militias have often locked horns, frequently bringing violence to Libya's main cities, including Benghazi and capital Tripoli.

The sharp divisions have yielded two rival seats of government, each of which has its own institutions.

Two assemblies currently vie for legislative authority: the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, and the General National Congress, which – even though its mandate ended last year – continues to convene in capital Tripoli.

The two parliaments support two rival governments respectively headquartered in the two cities.

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