One person killed, two others kidnapped in new attack near Libya's Sabha

One person killed, two others kidnapped in new attack near Libya's Sabha

March 25, 2019 - 18:27
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

An armed attack was reported on Monday in Ghadwa town - some 60 kilometers to southern Sabha - killing one person and kidnapping two others.

A source from southern Libya said the attack took place early on Monday by masked gunmen using 10 vehicles, adding that the gunmen stormed into several houses in search for "wanted people."

Local sources said the killed person's name is Mohammed Hangam and the abducted are Khalid Al-Zidani and Masoud Daw, saying the town is seeing uneasy calm after the attack ended, knowing it had suffered a similar attack two weeks ago.

An unknown armed group attacked Ghadwa two weeks ago and kidnapped two people, injuring a third on the escape.

The attacking red groups have not been identified until today.

Sources, however; say the Monday dawn attack was carried out by the same gunmen of the last two weeks as they used the same vehicles and methods of attack and raids on houses.

The sources added that the vehicles and clothes were military or military-like, thus raising the question that area to southern Sabha is under threat after its control was given to local military and police units by Khalifa Haftar's forces without providing them with the needed equipment.

 

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