– A car-bomb explosion killed three people, including a political activist, and injured 21 others in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi late Saturday, according to Libyan medics, according to Anadolu Agency.
Among those killed in the attack in the city’s central Keesh district was activist Mohamed Buqaiqis, who headed an anti-corruption body.
Khalil Quwedar, a spokesman for the Benghazi hospital, said Buqaiqis – along with 17 injured people – was admitted to the hospital following the attack.
The bodies of two civilians and four injured people were transferred to Al-Galaa hospital, according to spokesperson Fadia al-Barghuthi.
No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Libya has been locked in a state of violence and turmoil since 2011, when a bloody uprising ended with the ouster and death of longtime strongman Gaddafi.
Since then, the country’s stark political divisions have yielded two rival seats of government, one in Tobruk and another in the capital Tripoli.
Late last year, Libya’s rival governments signed a UN-backed agreement to establish a unity government in an effort to resolve the country’s six-year political standoff.