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International condemnation for Zliten attack

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The United Nations Special Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the Security Council, the United States, Germany, Britain, Sweden, Italy denounced the attack against coast guards training center in Zliten on Thursday.

The Security Council condemned the two suicidal attacks that killed dozens of people and claimed by the Islamic State group (IS), calling all parties to the conflict to quickly agree on a formation for the Government of National Accord (GNA).

The Security Council described, in a statement, the attack in Zliten as “Spiteful act”. The attack killed about over 70 persons and wounded over 100, in exploding truck bomb inside police forces training center.

The 15-member Council also denounced “the latest attack against oil facilities, claimed by the IS”.

The Council appealed all factions inside Libya to cooperate in the face of threats posed by terrorist groups, through quick implementation for the Political Agreement struck by Libyan parties under the auspices of the United Nations, and form the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj.

The US state of department also condemned in a statement the attack that targeted Zliten training center and the attack against Al-Sedra and Ras Lanouf.

From its side, the German Foreign Ministry said on its website: the attack in Zliten confirms the need for unity to eliminate terrorism.

The french State of department, also condemned the attacks in Zliten, Ras Lanouf, Al-Sedra and Bin Jawad, carried out by element of the Islamic State group (IS).

On his side, Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildet, said, On Twitter: “tragedy continues in Libya, with attacks against oil installations and Zliten”, adding that “stability in Libya seems out of reach for now”.

Fedrica Moghirini, the higher representatives for foreign policy in the European Union, denounced attacks in Zliten, and said “the Political Agreement and formation of unity government is the only chance for Libyans in the face of terrorism, and to restore security and stability”.

The British ambassador to Libya, Peter Millet, said on Twitter: “Zliten attack stresses the need for effective government in Libya”.

Also the UN special envoy, Martin Kobler, denounced the attack, calling all Libyans to unite against terrorism.

And in Egypt, Al-Azhar expressed its strong condemnation for the terrorist attack against the training center. It confirmed, in a statement, Thursday, that “such terrorist attacks contradict with tolerate Islamic teachings, and disagrees with all religions, laws and human norms”.

Al-Azhar called for unity among all Libyan factions, asking international community to unite efforts against terrorist groups.

Over 70 persons were killed, 187 injured, Thursday, following the explosion of water truck inside training center for coast guards of Tripoli’s interior ministry.