Islamic state claims responsibility for twin bombings in Libya: AMAQ

Suicide bombers attacked Libya's elections commission in the capital Tripoli on Wednesday

Suicide bombers attacked Libya's elections commission in the capital Tripoli on Wednesday

At least eleven people have been reported dead after armed men, including two suicide bombers, attacked Libya's electoral commission headquarters.

Two police officers investigate the building of Libya's high national elections commission in Tripoli after a suicide bombing on Wednesday.

Speaking anonymously due to restrictions on talking to media, the same source said that several commission employees and security personnel had been killed in the attack.

The ministry strongly condemned the terrorist attack, expressing its wish for God's mercy upon those who lost their lives, a speedy recovery to the wounded, and conveyed condolences to the relatives of the deceased.

The 2 bombers infiltrated building in central Tripoli, fired on people inside and detonated their explosives when their ammunition ran out. "Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Voters have been registering for elections expected before the end of the year.

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"After this attack, I think it is a huge, huge hit to the work of the commission and the institutions that have been cooperating" for the election in Libya, he said.

The commission recently registered almost 1 million new voters across Libya, though no date has been set for polls.

Libya was plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Muammar Gaddafi, and is now split between rival governments, each backed by an array of militias.

The Government of National Accord that operates in the country's west, including the Libyan capital of Tripoli, has already declared three-day mourning over the attack.

Earlier this week, the quartet said it supports holding presidential and parliamentary elections this year and will provide observers and electoral assistance to ensure free and fair elections.

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