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Chadian Gunmen Attack LNA Camp in Southern Libya

Chadian Gunmen Attack LNA Camp in Southern Libya

Thursday, 27 December, 2018 - 18:45
Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar. (Reuters)

A Chadian armed group attacked on Thursday a camp of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in southern Libya, leaving one person dead and 13 wounded, a local official said.

The attack took place near Traghen, 902 kilometers (560 miles) south of Tripoli and about 400 kilometers north of the border with Chad.

A spokesman for the Traghen municipality said the man killed was a fighter loyal to the eastern government in Libya that is allied to LNA commander Khalifa Haftar.

The attack on the military camp on Traghen’s outskirts was thwarted by mid-day, the spokesman Khalid Chataoui said, noting that hospitals in the city are underequipped to treat the injured.

There was no comment from the LNA on the attack.

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