Libyan doctors say fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi has killed eight people including three children.
Khalil Gwaider, spokesman for the Benghazi medical center, says the deaths overnight Friday were the result of random shelling that hit a park where children were playing as well as a school and other civilian areas, adding that five people were also seriously wounded.
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Shelling in Benghazi happens almost every evening and civilian areas are often hit, leading to regular casualties.
Human Rights Watch has said that civilians, including foreign nationals, are trapped in several neighborhoods of the embattled city. It urges fighters to let them depart safely.
Nearly four years after the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is consumed by chaos and divided between two rival governments and parliaments