Benghazi death-toll rises as government condemns Ansar Al-Sharia as terrorists

By Noora Ibrahim and Motaz Ahmed.

Benghazi, 2 May 2014:

As differing reports come in from government, medical and security sources on this morning's armed clashes between security forces and Ansar Al-Sharia, the death-toll in Benghazi is at least nine, possibly  more, with as many as twenty wounded.

In a  statement issued following an emergency cabinet meeting this morning, the government said that nine members of Saiqa Special Forces had been killed in the attack on Benghazi Security Directorate by Ansar Al-Sharia. It did not give a definitive count of the injured . . .

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