'Dozens killed in air strike' on migrant centre in Libya

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At least 40 people have been killed and 80 others wounded by an air strike that hit a migrant detention centre in Libya.

Majority of those killed at the facility in an eastern suburb of the capital, Tripoli, are reported to be African migrants.

"This is a preliminary assessment and the toll could rise," an emergency service spokesman said.

The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has blamed the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) for Tuesday's strike.

Since 2011, Libya has been torn by violence after long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi was deposed and killed. It's also become a key springboard for migrants seeking to enter Europe.

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