Clashes between Libyan government forces and Islamist-backed militiamen on Friday killed four militants, a security source said, and one person died in a mortar attack on Tripoli’s only functioning airport.

The fighting broke out when armed men launched an assault on the edges of Aziziya, a town just 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of Tripoli, the source said.

Four people were killed and 11 wounded, the source told AFP. […]