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Headquarter of Libya's Deputy Interior Minister attacked

IANS  |  Tripoli 

The headquarter of the Deputy Interior Minister of the UN-backed Libyan was attacked by rocked-propelled grenades on Friday, a security source told Xinhua.

The headquarter of Faraj Eg'em in the eastern city of Benghazi was attacked, leaving three security personnel killed and nine others injured, according to the source.

The place used to be the headquarter of former Anti-Terrorism Department in Benghazi, the source revealed.

"We do not know who is behind the attack, however, we expect that the shells have been fired from the last stronghold of terrorists in central Sidi Ekhrebish," said the source.

The attack comes less than a week after a car bomb hit the convoy of Eg'em in Benghazi, killing one security man and wounding four others.

Eg'em was appointed by the of the National Accord in August. The decision angered the eastern-based army commander General Khalifa Haftar, who issued a decision banning any official of the from exercising any official activity in the areas under the control of the army.

Despite signing a UN-sponsored peace agreement by the country's political rivals and the establishment of the of National Accord in 2015, Libya remains politically divided amid insecurity and chaos.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 03:04 IST
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