TWO DEAD AFTER GUNMEN STORM STATE OIL FIRM
Security forces loyal to Libya’s UNbacked government on Monday stormed the headquarters of the country’s national oil company in the capital Tripoli shortly after gunmen invaded the building, shooting randomly, setting off explosions and taking hostages, officials said.
The Health Ministry said two people were killed and 10 others wounded in the attack.
The company confirmed these casualty figures in a separate statement, adding that they were all company employees.
“There were a number of explosions inside the building and intense shooting, with a number of staff temporarily held hostage,” the company said. “Security forces arrived and liberated the building and those inside.”