38 killed as Libya army, Islamists clash in Benghazi

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At least 38 people, mostly soldiers, were killed in 24 hours of fierce fighting between the Libyan army and Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials said Sunday.

A military source said the clashes broke out on Saturday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special unit near the city centre, causing casualties among forces defending their barracks.

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