Ambulances and firefighters gather at the headquarters of the national oil company after an attack by gunmen in Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Officials say security forces of Libya's U.N.-backed government stormed the building in the capital Tripoli after gunmen had earlier gone in, taking hostages and starting a fire. They say at least one explosion rocked the building soon after the gunmen stormed it, starting the blaze that swiftly spread through the lower floors. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
Ambulances and firefighters gather at the headquarters of the national oil company after an attack by gunmen in Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Officials say security forces of Libya's U.N.-backed government stormed the building in the capital Tripoli after gunmen had earlier gone in, taking hostages and starting a fire. They say at least one explosion rocked the building soon after the gunmen stormed it, starting the blaze that swiftly spread through the lower floors. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

IS tar på seg ansvaret for angrep mot libysk oljeselskap

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Ekstremistgruppa IS har tatt på seg ansvaret for mandagens selvmordsangrep mot hovedkvarteret til Libyas nasjonale oljeselskap (NOC) i Tripoli.

Tre angripere døde i angrepet mot oljeselskapets kontorer i Tripoli, går det fram av en IS-uttalelse plukket opp av SITE-gruppen. Den amerikanske organisasjonen overvåker ytterliggående islamister på nett.

Libyske sikkerhetsstyrker opplyste mandag at de hadde funnet levningene av to selvmordsbombere i NOCs lokaler. To ansatte ble drept og ti andre såret i angrepet, som ble fordømt av FNs representanter i Libya som et «feigt angrep».

Libyas oljesektor står for 95 prosent av statens inntekter.

(©NTB)