Daesh claims attack on Libya’s Foreign Ministry

Smoke rises shortly after an attack on the foreign ministry building, in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Dec, 25, 2018. (AP)
Updated 26 December 2018
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Daesh claims attack on Libya’s Foreign Ministry

  • Daesh says three fighters infiltrated the area and fired on Foreign Ministry workers
  • Libya’s Health Ministry says the Tuesday attack killed three and wounded 10 other people

CAIRO: Daesh has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Libya’s Foreign Ministry in Tripoli that killed at least three people.
In a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency Wednesday, Daesh says three fighters infiltrated the area and fired on Foreign Ministry workers.
Libyan officials say a suicide bomber targeted the entrance to the ministry and another was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosives.
Libya’s Health Ministry says the Tuesday attack wounded 10 other people.
Libya was plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Muammar Qaddafi, allowing Daesh and other extremist groups to gain a foothold.


Turkey, Iran carried out joint operation against Kurdish militants

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, above, said the operations will be on the eastern Turkish border. (AFP/File)
Updated 18 March 2019
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Turkey, Iran carried out joint operation against Kurdish militants

  • Turkish Interior Minister said they will reveal the results of the operation
  • Turkish military carried out a number of arrests of alleged PKK members in Turkey

ANKARA: Turkey and Iran carried out a joint operation against militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Monday, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said according to state-owned media.
“We started carrying out an operation with Iran against the PKK on our eastern border this morning (and) will announce the result,” news agency Anadolu quoted Solyu as saying. State broadcaster TRT Haber also cited him commenting on the operation.
Turkey’s military regularly carries out air strikes against PKK militants in northern Iraq and has carried out operations to arrest alleged members of the group in Turkey. The PKK is deemed a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.