Source: The Washington Post
CAIRO — Islamic State suicide bombers targeted the offices of Libya’s electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people in one of the most brazen assaults on the Libyan capital in years.
The attackers, strapped with explosive belts, entered the building and opened fire on employees at the High National Election Commission (HNEC), engaging in a gun battle with guards before detonating the explosives.
Plumes of black smoke rose from the office building in the Ghout al-Shaal enclave near Tripoli’s downtown, according to images and video posted on social media by witnesses.
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