ISIS suicide bombing in Libya claims five lives

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Tripoli, June 1: Islamic State (ISIS) militants claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that left at least five dead and eight injured outside the Libyan city of Misrata, media reported.

Various shops were destroyed after a suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into the main security checkpoint west of Misrata on Sunday, news agency Reuters reported.

ISIS suicide bombing kills 5 in Libya

Several attacks in the Misrata area as well as other parts of Libya were carried out by ISIS.

Misrata, located to the east of Tripoli, is allied with the unofficial government that controls Tripoli. The internationally recognized government operates out of east Libya since losing control of the capital last August.

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Libya's official government has been based in the east since losing control of the capital in 2014 at the hands of an armed faction which set up a rival administration and parliament.

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