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BENGHAZI, Libya — A Libyan government spokesman says clashes in a western city have left six dead and at least 20 injured.
Nasser al-Manei said unidentified assailants attacked an airport and a hospital on Wednesday in Ghadamis near the Algerian border, some 450 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. He says the attackers came from outside the city.
He did not say what caused the violence, but clashes have been common since last year's overthrow of dictator Muammar Qadhafi. They have involved rival members of the militias that fought his regime as well as different groups with grievances dating to his time in power
Ghadamis is inhabited by Berbers, an ethnic group who occupy most of the country's western desert mountains and who were long suppressed by Qadhafi.