Shelling kills 5 at Libya rally against UN peace deal — medics

At least five people were killed and 30 wounded this evening in Benghazi when rockets hit protesters who gathered in Libya’s second city to demonstrate against a UN-proposed peace deal, medics say.

Hundreds of people gathered in the center of the eastern city to protest against a power-sharing agreement proposed by UN envoy Bernardino Leon.

A volley of shells hit the rally “killing at least five people and wounding 30 others”, a medic says.

“The exact toll could be much higher as medics are still trying to collect human remains from the site”.

The Benghazi Medical Center says on its official Facebook page that it received two bodies and treated 20 wounded.

Another hospital in the city, Al-Jalaa, also said on Facebook that it received three bodies and treated 10 wounded.

There was no immediate word on who was behind the shelling.


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