Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Libya's Parliament Attacked By Gunmen

Libya has been plagued by instability since armed groups toppled Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011. BBC

Gunmen Attack Libya's Parliament -- Al Jazeera

Several people were wounded when armed men began firing during a special assembly session to elect a new prime minister.

Several people have been wounded when armed men stormed Libya's parliament in the capital, Tripoli, causing lawmakers to postpone the selection of a new prime minister.

Omar Hmeidan, a spokesman, told the Reuters news agency that Tuesday's attack was started by gunmen linked to one of the defeated candidates for prime minister.

"Armed men have besieged the Congress, but we do not know the motive of the attack," Tahar Mokni, a member of Libya's parliament, told the AFP news agency.

Al Jazeera's Mahboud Abdul-Wahed, reporting from Tripoli, said that the "fighting started when the armed group engaged in random shooting using AK47 rifles in front of the temporary headquarters of the General National Congress [GNC]."

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More News On Libya's Parliament Being Attacked By Gunmen

Gunmen storm Libyan parliament, stop lawmakers' vote on next PM -- Reuters
Gunmen storm Libyan parliament -- BBC
Gunmen storm Libya's General National Congress in Tripoli -- Deutsche Welle
Gunmen raid Libyan parliament, stop crucial vote on next PM -- RT
Gunmen storm Libyan parliament during vote for new prime minister --
Gunmen Storm Libyan Parliament, Stop Vote on New PM -- VOA News

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