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Libyan PM office attacked by gunmen

  • At least two security officials have been killed in the Libyan capital Tripoli after ex-rebels attacked the office of the prime minister.

    According to eyewitnesses, pickup trucks mounted with anti-aircrafts surrounded the building, after which a gun battle ensued for several hours. 

    The attackers are believed to be former rebels who fought to bring down Colonel Gaddafi’s regime.

    Reports suggest they are demanding payouts promised under a reward scheme, which was suspended last month due to allegations of fraud.