2 dead as troops, jihadists clash in Libya's Benghazi: Army

AFP , Monday 25 Nov 2013

Two soldiers were killed and nine injured in clashes Monday in the eastern city of Benghazi with fighters from Ansar al-Sharia, Libya's top jihadist group, military and medical officials said.

"A violent clash has been taking place for several hours between our forces and an Ansar al-Sharia cell," Colonel Milud al-Zwei, spokesman for Libya's special forces, told AFP.

A hospital official said two soldiers had been killed and nine injured. Three civilians had also been injured in the fighting.

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