By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 24 November 2015:
Five people were killed and seven injured, one of them critically, when a truck bomb exploded at a checkpoint on the coastal road near Khoms.
At around ten this morning, a small lorry full of gas cylinders exploded at a security gate at the junction with the road to Emsalata and Tarhouna.
It appears that not of all the dead were military, since among the injured were occupants in passing vehicles. Among the seven wounded are two women, one of whom is in intensive care.
The dead have been named as:
- Taher Mohamed Salkhin, 32,
- Mohamed Imshehat, 25,
- Abdul Mutalib Abusneinam 24,
- Ahmed Mohamed Igzeit, 24,
- Ali Mohaned Abu Ghifa, 22.
It is not clear who carried out the attack. Last month fighting between Khoms and Misrata led to the coast road being blocked for around 24 hours.
In Tripoli last week, Libya Dawn officials claimed that Emsalata had become a growing centre of IS activity. [/restrict]