South Libya clashes kill 47 in three days: Local sources

AFP , Sunday 1 Jul 2012

At least 47 people are killed and more than 100 others injured during clashes in south Libya in the last three days

Clashes in Libya. (Photo: Reuters)

Tribal clashes in south Libya claimed at least 47 lives and left more than 100 others wounded in the past three days, local leaders and a medic told AFP on Saturday.

"Thirty-two have been killed this week in the two Toubou residential areas," a doctor treating Toubou casualties in Kufra told AFP.

"The number of wounded exceeds 100," added doctor Taher Wehli.

Abdullah Zwai, meanwhile, said his tribe had also suffered heavy losses at the hands of the Toubou, with "14 people killed in the past two days."

He said Toubu tribesmen on Friday attacked the Libya Shield brigade, a peacekeeping force, killing one member.

Kufra, a town of about 40,000, is located in a triangle where the borders of Egypt, Chad and Sudan meet.

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