Fire rises from an oil tank in the port of Es Sider, in Ras Lanuf, Libya January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
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Artillery fire in Libya's second city Benghazi on Saturday hit a key power station that provides electricity to much of the country's east, a security official and an engineer said.Mussa Suleimani, an engineer at the power station, said five of the six transformers at the facility were knocked out after it was struck on Friday evening and twice on Saturday."It is the fifth time in two months that the power station ... has been hit," said Suleimani.As a result, he said, outages of up to eight hours were to be expected in the area between Benghazi and the town of Musaed some 500 kilometers (300 miles) farther east near the border with Egypt.
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