TWO DEAD AF­TER GUN­MEN STORM STATE OIL FIRM

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

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.”

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