Car bomb kills 3 UN staff outside Libya mall - The Libyan Report

Car bomb kills 3 UN staff outside Libya mall

BENGHAZI: A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi , killing at least three UN staff members, a spokesman for the UN secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country’s warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital Tripoli for Eid celebrations.Health officials said the blast took place outside a mall in the Hawari neighborhood, where people were gathering for shopping a day before Eid al-Adha . The Benghazi municipal council said the attack targeted a convoy for the UN Support Mission in Libya The site of the attack is close to offices of the mission in Libya. Two of the dead hailed from Libya and Fuji, and the blast wounded nine people, according to health officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. source