El-Sbiaa attack leaves 5 dead and 1 injured

El-Sbiaa attack leaves 5 dead and 1 injured

August 31, 2015 - 12:55
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A number of militants loyal to the so-called Tribes Army were killed and others are still missing in an attack on a checkpoint in western Libya on Saturday.

The attack took place at mid-night in El-Sbiaa town, south of Tripoli. The victims are from Al-Raqaiat tribe.

Sources said unknown attackers launched a surprise attack on the checkpoint, opening heavy fire at the guards, leaving five militants dead and one injured. Five others are still missing.

Gharyan Municipality denounced the incident and denied any involvement in the attack, following accusations to its locals of being behind the attack.