At 60 killed and 200 others injured when a truck bomb exploded in the western city of Zliten near a police base in Libya . According to a official no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing. However a local Islamic State affiliate has been trying to gain a foothold in Zliten from its central stronghold of Sirte.
Rescue crews have only managed to extract 60 bodies out of the wreckage, a hospital spokesman, said. Libyan officials said they believed there might be dozens more dead. The base, where 400 police recruits were training, was used by the border police, a Zliten security official said.
Libya slid into chaos following the 2011 toppling and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The oil-rich country is torn between an Islamist government in the capital, Tripoli, and a rival internationally recognized government in the east. Meanwhile a UN-supported unity government sits in neighbouring Tunisia.