Libya - Rising death toll in terror attack at police academy in Zliten, 70+ dead, at least 150 injured. (RT).
A truck rigged with explosives has crashed into a police training camp in Zliten, Libya. It exploded leaving at least 65 people dead, according to the hospital source. Up to 100 are believed to have injured.
The explosion at the Libyan Interior Ministry training camp occurred at 8:00am local time. A truck drove through the gates of the facility as hundreds of cadets were gathering for a graduation ceremony.
Reportedly, the camp training coast guards accommodates up to 400 trainees.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the apparent terror attack.
The port of Zliten is about 160 kilometers to the east of the capital Tripoli.
Misurata Central Hospital has called on all citizens to donate blood to save the lives of those injured in the bombing.
The Accident and Emergency Department of the Central Hospital reports that fifty wounded have been brought to the hospital so far.
The head of the hospital's emergency department said the injuries of those admitted range from moderate to very serious, adding that four of the hospitalized have died. Read the full story here.
🔥Truck bomb attack against police training centre in #Zliten #Libya. At least 50 reported dead 📸 pic.twitter.com/R80JCepC8q— Mete Sohtaoğlu (@metesohtaoglu) January 7, 2016
PHOTOS: Medics at Misrata Hospital treat 75 wounded in #Zliten truck bomb attack. Official death toll now 45. pic.twitter.com/vq3EpGcIZF— reported.ly (@reportedly) January 7, 2016
We'll provide more info on #Zliten as it is available. Photos from training camp via local resident @ibra_assari pic.twitter.com/z6T6vigeWa— reported.ly (@reportedly) January 7, 2016
Rising death toll in terror attack at police academy in #Zliten #Libya (70+, at least 150 others were injured) pic.twitter.com/9N96U1uXJi— TRACterrorism.org (@TRACterrorism) January 7, 2016