The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Suicide attackers and gunmen targeted earlier the headquarters of the Tripoli-based Foreign Ministry.
Three people have been killed and nine others will injured following the attack.
Six individuals carried out the attack on the Tripoli-based Foreign Ministry, a source told The Address.
Those individuals consisted of three suicide bombers and three gunmen.
Chairman of the Presidential Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and chairman of the High Council of States, Khaled Al-Mishri, are using Tripoli in political strife as they have been claiming that the security situation in the capital is under control.
In a speech delivered to mark the 67th anniversary of Libya’s independence yesterday, Al-Sarraj said, “we have succeeded in achieving serious steps on the security arrangements in the city of Tripoli,”
Al-Mishri claimed last Sunday that “there is no apparent presence of terrorism in the western region.”
Despite claims of stability, attacks have continued such as the month-long clashes in August this year by GNA-funded militias in the capital, followed by a wave of assassinations conducted by these militias, in addition to the attack against the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) in September this year.
Today’s attack is in fact the second attack on GNA’s Foreign Ministry after it was attacked in September 2016.