Gunmen loyal to Haftar attack Traghan polling station, hinder elections

Gunmen loyal to Haftar attack Traghan polling station, hinder elections

August 25, 2020 - 20:25
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A group of gunmen loyal to Khalifa Haftar attacked Tuesday a polling station in Traghan municipality in south Libya, stopping the entire elections process in the area.

A source from the city said an armed group wearing military uniforms attacked Tuesday morning the polling station in Education College in Traghan as voters were casting ballots. The gunmen destroyed the station's electoral equipment, ordering its shutdown and end of elections.

The source denied that there were injuries in the attack and didn't say if the gunmen opened fire or not.

The central commission for municipality elections said Monday it had opened polling stations in Kikla and Traghan areas for voters to elect their municipal representatives, after Ghat elected last week its municipal council successfully.

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