The interior minister of Libya’s UN-backed government, on Sunday survived an assassination attempt by unidentified gunmen in the west of the capital Tripoli.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that An armored Toyota opened fire on the minister’s motorcade using machine guns,”

Bashagha’s security guards fired back at the gunmen, killing a gunman and capturing two others, while one guard was injured.

The ministry confirmed that all necessary legal measures regarding the attempted assassination have been taken.

Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos ever since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.

 

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