Official: Car bomb explodes near LNA leaders, 4 killed

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — An Interior Ministry official with Libya's east-based government says a bomb-laden vehicle exploded near a group of leaders of the aligned Libya National Army, killing four people and wounding 33 others.

Ministry spokesman Tarek El-Kharraz says the dead in Thursday's attack include two civilians and two soldiers, and the wounded include civilians, army personnel and police. He said none of the military leaders were killed or wounded.

Kharraz said several senior LNA figures, including the commander of LNA special forces, had gathered in western Bani Ghazi to attend the funeral service of a former military leader when the explosion happened.

The self-styled National Liberation army has been fighting rival militias for nearly three months to capture the capital Tripoli from the U.N.-backed government seated there.