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'43 killed' in Benghazi clashes

Islamist militants clashed with irregular military forces in Benghazi yesterday. Credit: REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

The death toll from clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has risen to 43 with more than 100 people wounded, a Health Ministry official said today.

Fighting broke out on Friday between irregular military forces and Islamist militants. The situation was quiet on Saturday, residents said.