Friday, May 27, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Sunday, 9/8/2013

Disgruntled officer in uniform opens fire on prime minister's office in Libyan capital


TRIPOLI, Libya — A Libyan security official says that a disgruntled officer in uniform opened fire at the front gates of the Libyan prime minister’s office in the heart of Tripoli. No one was injured.

The official says that the man parked his car in front of the building today, destroyed a placard with the building’s name emblazoned on it, then headed back to his car and snatched his rifle to open fire on the front gates. The official says civilians arrested the man and handed him over to the building’s guards.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists.

Libya has suffered from rampant insecurity since the downfall and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories