The Joint Operations Force of the Government of National Unity said an armed force loyal to Fathi Bashagha's government and led by Abdullah Busanina and Abdelbaset Arjuba attacked its patrols in Zariq area at Al-Dafiniyah checkpoint in the western entry of Misrata, saying the force set up an unauthorized checkpoint on the coastal road.
The Joint Operations Force said the armed force opened fire on the patrols that were doing their regular job, leaving a number of casualties.
"The attacking force was handled. Clashes took place and then the armed force fled the scene into the farms." The Joint Operations Force said, saying the Government of National Unity and Attorney General should work to prevent such criminal actions.
Uneasy calm has descended on the city as calls reiterate the need for ending tensions and sparing people any new conflicts.