Libyan authorities to probe clashes in Tripoli




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Libya’s Interior Ministry said it would start to investigate the armed clashes between two of its security forces that broke out in the capital city a day earlier.

The ministry has been closely following Thursday’s events “which led to heavy shootings” in central Tripoli between patrols of the Stabilisation Support Department and the Deterrence Department of Combating Terrorism and Organized Crime, it said in a statement.

Interior Minister Bashir Al-Amin instructed “competent authorities to follow up on the reports and start investigation on these events, stressing that all parties should work in accordance with the law,” it said.

The ministry revealed no details about casualties resulting from the clashes, saying that the current situation is stable and under control.

This is the first security breach to have taken place in Tripoli since the formation of the Libyan government of National Unity in March ended years of political division in the North African country.

(NAN)