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'12 killed, 50 hurt in Bin Jawad fight'

world Updated: Mar 07, 2011 15:52 IST

At least 12 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in clashes between Libyan rebels and supporters of Moamer Gaddafi at the coastal hamlet of Bin Jawad, hospital figures showed on Monday.

The casualty list posted at Ajdabiya hospital, where most of the wounded were taken after Sunday's clashes, reported seven dead and 52 people hurt.

At the Al Jala hospital in the rebels' stronghold of Benghazi, Doctor Isam Binur told AFP five other dead were brought in from Bin Jawad.

AFP saw two bodies in the morgue, where workers said there were seven dead, five of whom had been given to their families for burial.

According to the hospital casualty list in Ajdabiya, the dead were volunteer fighters, mostly from Benghazi.

The hospital in Ras Lanuf, which was closest to the fighting, was utterly deserted on Monday. A casualty list was pinned up on the window, giving a death toll of seven with 59 wounded, an AFP reporter said.