Two die in Libya compound attacks

Two demonstrators were killed as hundreds of protesters attacked militia compounds in Benghazi, angry at the excesses of troops in the city including the killing of the US ambassador, a Libyan hospital official has said.

Mohammed al-Fakhri, manager of al-Hawari hospital, said two young men died and around 30 were injured in overnight clashes near the headquarters of the Rafallah Sehati brigade.

It was the third compound demonstrators attacked after breaking off from a huge march in the centre of the city, part of a growing backlash against the militias.

A building used by the Islamist group Ansar al-Shariah, linked to the killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens, was among those overrun.

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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.