Jerusalem24 – Gunmen have attacked Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s convoy in the capital, Tripoli, according to sources.
The attack took place early on Thursday as the interim leader was returning home
One of the bullets penetrated the windscreen of the prime minister’s car, but he and his driver escaped unhurt.
Footage showed what appeared to be a bullet hole in the windscreen of Dbeibah’s car. Source said, the bullets were fired from a light weapon, probably a Kalashnikov.
They said Libya’s chief prosecutor has launched an investigation into the attack.
The Reuters news agency also reported on the incident, saying that one source close to the prime minister had called it an assassination attempt.
The attack comes amid intense factional wrangling over the control of the government, with Dbeibah – who was named interim leader last year – pledging to fight efforts by his opponents to replace him.