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Dozens Killed In Libya Bomb Attacks

More than 50 people have been killed by a truck bomb targeting a police training center in Libya’s western city of Zliten on January 7.

At least 100 other people were wounded in the suspected suicide blast, one of the deadliest attacks yet to hit the country since longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi was toppled in 2011.

Hours later, a bomber drove an explosives-packed car into a checkpoint at the entrance to Ras Lanuf, a major oil port in northern Libya, killing at least six people.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, but the bombings are suspected to have been carried out by Islamic State militants.

The group has been growing in power in Libya, feeding on the chaos that has gripped the country since Qaddafi’s overthrow.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP