IS bomb attack 'kills 40' in Libya

Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 9:00

A bombing by suspected Islamic State militants in Libya has killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens in the eastern town of al-Qubbah.

Three bombs exploded, targeting a petrol station, a police station and the home of parliamentary speaker Agila Salah.

According to an online statement, IS fighters said they struck in retaliation for Egyptian air strikes.

Egypt launched strikes after IS killed 21 Egyptian Christians it had abducted.