3 soldiers from the Central Shield Force were killed on Wednesday in an IS attack on Abu Grein checkpoint in east Misrata.

Guards at the checkpoint managed to repulse the surprise attack, which took place hours after the air force of the General Staff of GNC carried out airstrikes on some IS locations in Sirte.

It's not the first attack on Abu Grein checkpoint. In June 2015, IS militants attacked the checkpoint killing 3 guards and wounding others.