"A bag with explosives was blown up near the entrance to the Abu Huraira Mosque in the Majuri area. At the moment, we know of eight dead," a local resident told Sputnik. by telephone.
In January, two car bombs exploded near Benghazi's largest mosque at intervals of 30 minutes, at a time when people were leaving after prayer. According to the latest information, more than 40 people were killed, while 80 were injured.
Update: At least 15 people were wounded in improvised explosive device blast at Saad Ben Obadah mosque (a.k.a Khalil Maghassbi mosque) in Majouri neighborhood of #Benghazi during Friday prayer pic.twitter.com/yXwdiOEJrO— The Libya Observer (@Lyobserver) February 9, 2018
However, there have been conflicting reports on casualties as a result of the twin explosion. According to other reports there were one killed and 37 wounded by explosion.
Since 2011 Libya has been in a state of turmoil. A civil war broke out in the country after long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.
Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, witch is controlled by the Libyan National Army, led by eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar. The LNA has been battling Islamists, including some linked to Daesh and al-Qaeda.