Three Eritrean citizens were reportedly killed in an airstrike in Kufra city and eight more Eritrean asylum seekers wounded in an airstrike in Kufra city near Abdulmalik mountain close to the Egyptian border, according to Vincent Cochetel, Special Envoy of the UNHCR for the Central Mediterranean situation.
Jamal Adel said on Twitter the strike was presumably conducted by Egypt.
Libya’s Channel reported on the incident and showed footage of the victims being treated at the hospital: “The immigration office in Kufra has received a report of an airstrike in the evening in the West of the city targeting a vehicle that was loaded with immigrants from different nations. They have been taken to the city hospital to be treated with the help of the Libyan Red Crescent al Kufra branch who provide the medical treatment, medicine and other humanitarian assistance.” It further quoted the Red Crescent: “We received a call from the hospital that eight people were severely injured. We are unable to treat them here due to the lack of facilities. This sort of injuries require advanced equipment and a specialist team.”
Libya’s Channel published a similar report in writing on their website of which various outlets published carbon copies.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the city of Kufra (الكفرة), for which the generic coordinates are: 24.186944, 23.268056. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.