At least 10 people were killed in fighting for Libya’s second city Benghazi Wednesday, taking the death toll from a two-week-old government-backed counter-offensive against Islamist militia to 201.

Seven of the dead were killed by a shell which hit a funeral tent in the central Al-Majouri district of the eastern city, medics said.

Pro-government forces battled Islamist militiamen in the streets in several districts, an AFP correspondent reported. […]