Libya

Special Forces and 'an Unknown Armed Group' Clash in Benghazi After Protests and Explosions

Violence increasing since killing of anti-Islamist activist last week

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(Reuters)—At least one soldier was killed in overnight fighting in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, a security official said on Monday, in violence that has surged since last week's killing of an anti-Islamist political activist.

The clashes erupted in the western Gwesha district between an armed group and military special forces, hours after explosions that targeted buildings used by the judiciary.