At Least 65 Police Officers Killed In A Massive Truck Bomb At A Recruitment Centre In The Libyan City Of Zliten

At least 65 police officers have been killed after a truck bomb was detonated near a recruitment centre in a police training camp in the Libyan city of Zliten today's orning. The blast took place around 8:00 am when around 400 recruits were doing their morning exercises. 

Reports say a truck bomb went off in the gate of Coast Guard Training Camp which is located on the coastal road in Souq Tolata area, causing a loud sound that was heard in Misrata, 60 km to the east of the city. The bombing was one of the deadliest since Islamist militants started expanding their presence in the chaos that followed the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011

Medical sources said 65 people had been killed, including some civilians, though one official said between 50 and 60 had died.


There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the blast bore the hallmarks of ISIS. Unconfirmed reports have said school children walking past the camp were among those dead.