Twin bombing in Benghazi kills two

Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to the country`s east strongman Khalifa Haftar patrol the roads leading into the eastern city of Benghazi on 7 February 2018

Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to the country`s east strongman Khalifa Haftar patrol the roads leading into the eastern city of Benghazi on 7 February 2018

Friday's explosions occurred during prayers at a small mosque located in the Majouri district, residents said.

At least one person has been killed and dozens more injured following a double bomb attack at a mosque in Benghazi, eastern Libya, following Friday prayers. Local media news reports put the number of those injured at 129. The devices, placed in bags at the mosque doors, appear to have been activated remotely using a mobile phone, a military source said.

Libya's second-largest city is controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar.

The incident comes weeks after a double vehicle bombing in Benghazi killed at least 35 people.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Libya's Channel on Twitter also reported of "40 injured being treated at the Al Galla hospital and at Benghazi's medical center".

The LNA has reportedly been targeted in several small scale attacks in recent months.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) was quick to condemn the attack, calling reports of civilian casualties "deeply disturbing".

The fighting in Benghazi was part of a broader conflict that developed in Libya after former ruler Muammar Gaddafi was removed from power and killed in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011.

The UN are hoping elections could help stabilize the north African country in a effort bring the East and West together but the challenge is that the country has too many military and political factions and especially after the 2014 election which saw the rival government claim authority.

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