Tripoli: At least 50 people were killed on Thursday when a truck bomb exploded outside a police training centre in the western Libyan city of Zliten.
The attacker struck the al-Jahfal training camp, BBC reported. The centre was a military base during the rule of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The UN Special Representative to Libya, Martin Kobler, said the blast was a suicide attack.
Hundreds of recruits were outside performing morning exercises when the deafening explosion took place. Libya’s al-Naba television network said a state of emergency had been declared.
Since Gaddafi was overthrown, Libya has been driven into complete instability. Rival administrations, since August 2014, had pushed the government to take refuge in the east.
Pressing both sides to accept a power-sharing agreement, the United Nations hopes that this decision will null the gain made by the Islamic State.