At least ten workers were killed and 35 wounded on 18 November in an air strike that hit a biscuit factory near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, by warlord Khalifa Haftar‘s Libyan National Army.

The dead include two Libyans and five Bangladeshi nationals, a spokesman from the ministry said.

The European Union condemned the move, expressing condolences to the families of the victims and urging protection of civilians.

“The International Law, including the International Humanitarian Law, must be fully respected and those who violate it held accountable. It is urgent to take up all measures needed to properly protect civilians”, the EU stated.

Libya has been divided into rival governments, with Tripoli controlling parts of the west, and a rival government in the east aligned with Haftar’s force. Each side is backed by militias and armed groups fighting over resources and territory.