Fathi Bashagha, the Libyan Interior Minister, who was commissioned in the “government of reconciliation” whose mandate ended after the election of a transitional executive authority, on Sunday, survived an assassination attempt on the highway near the capital, Tripoli.
A source close to the Libyan Interior Minister stated that gunmen opened fire on his convoy in the capital, Tripoli, on Sunday, but he was not injured.
The source said that the attackers opened heavy fire from an armored car at the minister’s convoy in western Tripoli, after his visit to the National Oil Corporation and the headquarters of the law enforcement force of the ministry.
The same source said, “The police convoy that was following the minister responded. Two of the attackers have been arrested, and the third has been hospitalized. Minister is fine ».
The name of Fathi Bashagha is in circulation to take over the interior portfolio in the government that Abd al-Hamid Dabaiba is working on forming after his assignment on February 5, as part of a political settlement under the auspices of the United Nations.
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