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    Libya truck bomb kills 60 policemen

    TRIPOLI, Libya -- A massive truck bomb exploded near a police base in the western Libyan town of Zliten on Thursday, killing at least 60 policemen and wounding around 200 others, officials said.

    No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the local branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been trying to gain a foothold in Zliten, spreading westward from its central stronghold of Sirte along the North African country's coast.

    Hours after the blast, rescue crews at the scene had only managed to extract 60 bodies out of the wreckage, said a hospital spokesman, Moamar Kaddi. Libyan officials said they believed there might be dozens more dead.

    The police base, where about 400 recruits were training, was used by Libya's border police, a Zliten security official said. Border police foiled numerous human smuggling attempts off the coast of Zliten last year. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

    Smugglers operating in Libya are notorious for responding with violence to any attempt to disrupt their lucrative operations, but there have been no reported incidents in which they used car bombs, suggesting that Islamic militants were more likely to have been behind Thursday's attack. Also, it was not immediately clear whether the attack was a suicide bombing, a hallmark method of Islamic militants.

    In recent years, thousands of migrants seeking a better life in Europe sailed from Libya on rickety, overcrowded boats. Hundreds have drowned in those crossings.

    Libya slid into chaos following the 2011 toppling and killing of longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi. The oil-rich country is torn between an Islamist government based in the capital, Tripoli, and a rival, internationally recognized administration in the east. Meanwhile, a U.N.-supported unity government sits in neighboring Tunisia.

    Residents in Libyan coastal cities have long expressed fears of the variety of smugglers and traffickers who run lucrative operations along the Mediterranean Sea. Authorities have echoed the same concerns, claiming they are unable to fully tackle these networks without international assistance.

    Libya truck bomb kills 60 police in Zliten - CBS News

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    If smugglers and their clients knew 100% no ifs buts, no illegally walking a tunnel and getting allowed to stay, which will encourage more.

    1 There would be zero chance of landing legally, any that land returned.
    2 Their boats and equipment impounded/sunk
    3 Their victims all of them would be returned, all traffickers summary no trial executed on the beach as an hostile invaders are.

    the business would flop
    Strange quirk of history The Middle East got the jews and now Germany gets the Arabs.

    Until we see pix of Germans,Brits, and Swedes camping in Ceuta camps trying to get a better future in Africa the trend will continue

    Let the rich muslim countries take their own, if rich Christian families wish to sponsor individual orphans Bosniak, Amharic ,Palestinian Christians so be it.

    Endless welfare just adds to the number of economic migrants fit healthy young men who instead of defending their women and frail from ISIS are living off the European taxpayer.

    Australia and Thailand have far more sensible policies to such folk.
    Another factor apart from harassment of local women these guys if allowed to work undercut local workforce or if barred will resort to black economy pimping trafficking and robbery.

    Oh and close all the Mosques until muslims are allowed to convert in all muslim countiies and a Cathedral/Synagogue and Wat are built in Mecca and Medina.
    Ban the burqa burn all the religeous wahabi material and post ashes inside a pig to Salaman
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    Quote Originally Posted by birding
    Libya slid into chaos following the 2011 toppling and killing of longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
    Yup- and who was behind that? Seems we can't get a thing right.

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