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Suicide car bomb targets Libya parliament

Suicide car bomber targets Libyan parliament, no casualties

Suicide car bomb targets Libya parliament

CAIRO (AP) -- A Libyan lawmaker says a suicide car bomber has rammed his vehicle into the outer gate of the headquarters of the internationally recognized parliament.

Parliamentarian Abu Bakr Baeira said no one was killed in the attack in the eastern city of Tobruk, where the assembly has been forced to convene since Islamist-allied militias seized the capital Tripoli over the summer and revived a rival government.

No one claimed responsibility for the bombing. Officials have blamed previous attacks on Islamic extremists based in the eastern town of Darna, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Widespread militia violence has plunged Libya into chaos less than four years after a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.