10 February 2022
Gunmen have attacked Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s convoy in the capital, Tripoli, according to sources.
The attack took place early on Thursday as the interim leader was returning home, the sources told Al Jazeera.
One of the bullets penetrated the windscreen of the prime minister’s car, but he and his driver escaped unhurt.
Exclusive footage obtained by Al Jazeera showed what appeared to be Dbeibah’s car with a bullet hole in the windscreen.
The sources said the bullets were fired from a light weapon, probably a Kalashnikov.
Libya’s chief prosecutor launched an investigation, the sources said.
The Reuters news agency also reported on the attack, saying that one source close to the prime minister had called it an assassination attempt.
The attack comes amid intense factional wrangling over the control of the government, with Dbeibah – who was named interim leader last year – pledging to fight efforts by his opponents to replace him.
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