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Libya: Gunmen attack Libyan PM car ahead of vote to replace him

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.


Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 5 years of experience in the field of reporting and presenting. Currently works as a reporter and presenter/producer for PBC and Jerusalem24. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna

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