TRIPOLI, May 30 (KUNA) -- Two Libyan soldiers and two civilians were killed in explosions caused by landmines planted by the Islamic State (ISIL) in eastern Libya, a security source said Saturday.
Two military police personnel and two civilians were killed by landmines' explosions, which took place near the city of Derna, currently under siege of the Libyan army in a drive to liberate it from extremist militants who have been controlling the city for years now, the source, requesting anonymity, told KUNA.
The first explosion killed the two civilians while the second claimed lives of the two servicemen, he said.
The Libyan regular army has been imposing a siege on Derna for months with the objective of liberating the city from extremist militant groups, foremost ISIL.
Derna was captured by the extremist militants since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi's regime four years ago. (end)