50 killed in Libya police centre attack

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Tripoli, Jan 7 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed on Thursday when a truck bomb exploded outside a police training centre in the western Libyan city of Zliten.

The attacker struck the al-Jahfal training camp, BBC reported. The centre was a military base during the rule of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The UN Special Representative to Libya, Martin Kobler, said the blast was a suicide attack.

Hundreds of recruits were outside performing morning exercises when the deafening explosion took place. Libya’s al-Naba television network said a state of emergency had been declared.

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