TRIPOLI: Two people were killed in an airstrike in southern Libya on Saturday, according to a local security official.
An unidentified plane struck a house east of Ubari town, the official said, requesting anonymity because he was unauthorized to speak to media. He said those killed in the attack were suspected al-Qaeda militants.
The official ruled out that the airstrike was carried out by a Libyan plane.
Saturday’s attack was the first airstrike to be launched in Ubari, which is under the control of the UN-backed unity government.
Libya has remained dogged by turmoil since 2011, when a bloody uprising ended with the ouster and death of President Muammar Gaddafi after more than four decades in power. (AA)