Three Activists Abducted and Beheaded in Libya

Three Activists Abducted and Beheaded in Libya

TOBRUK, Libya, Nov. 12 (UPI) — Car bombs exploded Wednesday in the Libyan cities of Tobruk and al-Bayda, killing at least seven people.

Witnesses said two car bombs at a busy Tobruk intersection near the intelligence headquarters killed at least three, with at least 21 hospitalized.

Four other people died when a bomb exploded outside an al-Bayda airbase.

No group has taken responsibility for the attacks, but some of the Tobruk witnesses could be heard chanting the incident was retaliation against Islamic State militants who have established a stronghold in the Libyan port city of Derna. Three activists were abducted and beheaded in Derna Tuesday.

With the Libyan capital of Tripoli now occupied by an assortment of militant groups, the government has moved to Tobruk. The Libyan assembly, charged with writing a new constitution, is in al-Bayda.

The Libyan Supreme Court ruled last week the Tripoli Parliament is unconstitutional, but the court’s impartiality has been questioned.