Tripoli - Libya's official news agency is reporting that a
government-affiliated militia group has arrested 10 members of a suspected
"terrorist cell" accused of involvement in assassinations and
bombings in the eastern city of Benghazi.
LANA quoted Colonel Abdullah al-Zaidi, spokesperson for a
security body of former rebels known as the Joint Operation Room, as saying on
Tuesday that the Libya Martyrs militia captured seven Libyans and three
Chadians as they were trying to carry out an armed robbery in a suburb.
Al-Zaidi didn't provide further details.
Former rebels themselves have been blamed for many acts of
violence in Benghazi, and activists on social networking sites were sceptical
of the announcement.
The arrest came a day before Libya marks the second
anniversary of the end of its eight-month civil war.