Libyan officers say Islamic State militants have killed at the least three troops in an assault on a checkpoint in a desert city.
A press release by the self-styled Libyan National Military stated the militants captured four soldiers within the attack on the city of Zallah Saturday, however troops have been capable of free three of them.
The Islamic State group claimed the attack.
The extremist group expanded its attain in Libya after the nation was plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed Moammar Gadhafi.
Zallah is about 750 kilometers (466 miles) southeast of the capital, Tripoli, the place Subject Marshal Khalifa Hifter’s LNA forces are presently preventing to take management of the town from militias affiliated with a weak U.N.-supported government.