07/22/2014 00:44 GMT
BENGHAZI, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources told AFP Tuesday.
"Most of the dead and injured are soldiers. Three civilians, including an Egyptian, were killed when a rocket hit their house," a hospital source said on condition of anonymity.
A military official said fighting broke out after an alliance of Islamist militia attacked an army barrack, killing five soldiers.