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At least two dead after rockets hit Tripoli: emergency services

AFP  |  Tripoli 

At least two civilians were killed late Tuesday as a number of rockets struck parts of Tripoli, emergency services said in the Libyan capital.

Another four people were injured, said a for the emergency services, Osama Ali, who described the toll as still only "preliminary."

The explosions followed an offensive launched earlier this month by strongman to take

At least seven powerful explosions rocked the city centre.

Shortly afterward, witnesses said, columns of smoke were seen above the district of in the south of the city, which was hit by a number of rockets.

It is the first time that the centre of has been hit in the clashes which tend to calm down during night time.

No groups had yet claimed responsibility for the rocket strikes.

At least 174 people have been killed and 758 injured, including civilians, since Haftar's self-styled (LNA) launched its offensive on April 4, according to figures from the

In Geneva, WHO said that at least 14 civilians had been killed and 36 injured in the fighting.

The (OCHA) calculates that more than 18,000 people have been displaced as a result of the clashes.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 05:50 IST