At least 40 killed, dozens injured in a truck bomb attack in Zliten, Libya

An explosion rocked a police training camp in the city of Zliten today at about 8:00 am when around 400 recruits were doing their morning exercises.

Reports say a truck bomb went off in the gate of Coast Guard Training Camp which is located on the coastal road in Souq Tolata area, causing a loud sound that was heard in Misrata, 60 km to the east of the city.

There were no official figures for the casualties, but sources put the number oof dead at 40.

The Ministry of Health has declared a state of emergency in Tripoli and Misrata hospitals to receive and treat blast victims.

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