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Libyan militia 'to disband'

A militia group in eastern Libya has said it will disband, hours after military police and protesters drove out militias from the city of Benghazi. On Saturday at least 11 people were killed in fighting.

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At least 11 killed in Benghazi fighting

Soldiers and protesters were among the wounded as fighting broke out in Libya Credit: PA

At least 11 people were killed and more than 60 were wounded when militants fought demonstrators on the streets of Benghazi.

The protesters swept through the Ansar al-Sharia militia's base in the Libyan city early on Saturday, triggering an armed response.

A spokesman for Ansar al-Sharia said the group has since evacuated its bases in Benghazi "to preserve security in the city".

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