Libyan Airlines cancels Tunisia flights after plane hit by bullets at Mitiga Airport

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Libyan Airlines cancels Tunisia flights after plane hit by bullets at Mitiga Airport

October 19, 2017 - 15:14
Written by: HousamNajjair

Libyan Airlines has cancelled its flights to the Tunisian capital of Tunis until further notice due to the damage sustained by one of its aircraft during Migita Airport tensions.

The aircraft, which the airliner uses for flights to Tunisia, was hit with gunshots during the exchange of fire, which spanned the past two days in the district of ​​Ghararat, south of the airport.

The Airbus A330-202 is now undergoing maintenance work.

Armed broke out in the Ghararat over the past two days, between the Special Deterrence Force and local gunmen resulted in the closure of the air aviation several times and the airport was evacuated for safety reasons.