Libya PM office attacked by gunmen

The office of Libya's interim prime minister in the capital, Tripoli, has been attacked by gunmen believed to be ex-rebels demanding payment.

Mohamed Alsabee, from the PM's media office, has told the BBC there was gunfire inside the building.

A dozen pick-up trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns are surrounding the building, says the BBC's Rana Jawad.

It is unclear whether the prime minister, Abdurrahim al-Keib, was there, our correspondent says.

The situation is still unfolding, our correspondent says.

A security guard inside the building is injured, our correspondent adds.

Most people inside the building have fled, including the finance minister and the deputy prime minister.

The roads leading to the building are blocked.

(Source: BBC)

One Response to Libya PM office attacked by gunmen

  1. Phil Hodkinson 18th May 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I have been in Tripoli from the 9th to the 16th of this month. the melisha I met said they were merely supporting the inadequate police force to keep law and order within their own individual didtricts and to help to control the chaotic traffic. I also travelled a distance of roughly 50 km around the city and all was quiet. I heard gunfire a couple of times during the night but no incidents were recorded.
    In all, from my experience, it would seem that news reports have tended to exagerate the actual situation.

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