The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility Friday for the triple car bombings in eastern Libya that left at least 45 people killed and more than 50 wounded.

In a statement released by Libya’s ISIS branch, the suicide bombings in the city of Qubbah were said to have targeted the forces of General Khalifa Haftar  “in revenge for the blood of our Muslim people in the city of Derna,” a statement by suspected ISIS militants said.

The air force of the eastern-based government responded with air strikes on suspected militant positions in the city of Derna where members of ISIS are believed to be active. […]