The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bomb attack that took place in Libya on Sunday and killed two security officers.

In a statement issued by IS' arm, Amaq, the group claimed it targeted a checkpoint of the "militia of the tyrant Haftar" through a suicide bomber.

Although the official figures state two security officers were killed and five people were seriously injured, the IS claims it killed four people in the car bomb attack.

The statement from Amaq referenced to Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar.

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