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TRIPOLI,-- Ten Libyan presidential guards were killed on Thursday when a Daesh suicide bomb attack hit a police station located on the outskirts of Sirte, the media office of the presidential guards announced.
The attack took place at dawn in the nearby town of Abo-Gren, the office said on its official Facebook page. The government forces also announced that the Daesh militants launched two car bomb attacks on Thursday, but the two bombs exploded before hitting the troops.
Libyan government forces have been engaged in a violent war in the city of Sirte, some 450 km east the capital, Tripoli, since May, which have killed and injured hundreds of the government forces.
The presidential guards are formed by the United Nations-backed Libyan unity government to fight against the Daesh.
The media office of the presidential guards said they control most of the city. The terrorist group has launched seven suicide bomb attacks on the government forces since Sunday.
Sirte, the hometown of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was dominated by the Daesh for over a year.
Source: Name News Network