Three suicide bombers attacked Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least two other people as well as themselves, authorities said.
A mass grave containing 75 bodies was found West of the Libyan coastal city of Sirte on Tuesday, a military source said on Wednesday.
Tripoli’s police department said that random shells fell on civilians in the area of Khallet al-Furjan, adjacent to the Salah al-Din neighbourhood where the clashes are taking place.
The Nigerians were aboard a boat with 110 migrants
The Libyan coastguard rescued 17 people from the boat that sank off the town of al-Khoms east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, the navy said on its Facebook page.
“Rubber dinghy sunk north of Tripoli. At least 25 people died in the incident, exact numbers still unclear. Italian navy on the scene,” the German charity Sea Watch said on Twitter.
Zeidan was prime minister from 2012 to 2014, a period when Libya slide deeper into the political turmoil and armed conflict that has plagued the country since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown six years ago.
The blast completely destroyed the embassy’s reception area and parts of neighbouring homes, the BBC’s Rana Jaward reports from the scene