Islamic State suspected in deadly raid on Libyan oil field

  • 03/04/2016
Daesh flag (Reuters file)
Daesh flag (Reuters file)

Two guards have been killed in an attempted attack on an oil field in eastern Libya by suspected Islamic State militants, a guards spokesman says.

Ali al-Hassi said guards had repelled Saturday's attack on Bayda field, about 250km south of the major oil terminals of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf. A security official from the nearby town of Maradah said the militants were in a convoy of about 10 vehicles.

Militants loyal to Islamic State have carried out repeated attacks in the area, but have not taken control of any oil facilities.