A blast struck a checkpoint in the southern Libyan city of Sebha on Sunday, killing at least two people including a senior police officer, local police, city officials and medics said. A security source in Sebha said the blast was caused by a bomber who detonated a car bomb.
IS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying one of its militants stormed the checkpoint using an explosive-laden car.
Sebha is in the deep south of Libya, about 130 kilometres from Taraghin, where IS carried out a bomb attack last year that caused no casualties.
Libya has suffered a decade of chaos and violence since a 2011 Nato-backed uprising ousted the then head of state Muammar Gaddafi, but its two main warring sides this year consented to a new government. - Reuters