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Libyan media claims terrorist cell arrested

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — 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 Col. Abdullah al-Zaidi, spokesman 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 skeptical of the announcement. The arrest came a day before Libya marks the second anniversary of the end of its eight-month civil war.

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