Militants seize Libyan oilfield in deadly attack

A security officer walks past a gas pipeline after an explosion in Libya.

Militant gunmen attacked Libya’s al-Ghani oilfield on Friday, killing 11 guards, beheading some of them, before local forces fought back to retake control, an oil security official said.

The al-Ghani attack illustrated Libya’s growing instability where two rival governments battle for control while extremist militants profit from chaos to secure a foothold four years after civil war ousted Muammar Gaddafi.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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