Libyan Prime Minister Escapes Assassination Attempt in Tobruk

Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya’s internationally-recognised prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said.
Arish Said, head of the government’s media department, said that prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni’s motorcade was attacked and one of his guards was lightly wounded.
“They managed to escape,” Said said.
Prior to the attack, he said armed men who had been protesting outside a session of the Tobruk government’s house of representatives tried to storm the building, firing shots and demanding al-Thinni be removed from office.