Jordan condemns terrorist attack in Libya

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates building
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates building. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a checkpoint in the city of Sebha in Libya a day earlier, which killed two police officers and wounded four others.اضافة اعلان

The Ministry reaffirmed the Kingdom's “unequivocal condemnation and denunciation of this heinous terrorist act, which seeks to destabilize security and stability, while contradicting all religious and humanitarian principles and values.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Kingdom stands with the people of Libya against any threats to its security and stability, and that it rejects all forms of violence, extremism, and terrorism, no matter what its motives or causes were, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Ministry also expressed its “earnest condolences and heartfelt sympathy” to the government and the people of Libya, and to the families of the victims, wishing the injured a quick recovery.

Two members of Libya's security forces were killed and five others wounded Sunday evening in a car bomb blast at a checkpoint in the country's south, a police source said, according the AFP.

"A car bomb exploded as it was crossing a roadblock set up by the security forces" in the city of Sebha, a police official in the city said.

Sebha is located around 750 kilometres south of the capital Tripoli.

"Two security officers were killed, five others were wounded and heavy material damage" was caused, the source said.

Local media showed images of badly damaged security force vehicles surrounded by debris.

The Daesh group on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack, AFP reported.

The extremist group, in a statement carried by its propaganda arm Amaq, said one of its suicide operatives targeted a checkpoint of the "militia of the tyrant Haftar," referring to Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar.