Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

The powerful interior minister of Libya’s unity government survived an assassination attempt on Sunday on a highway near the capital Tripoli, an official from his inner circle told AFP. Fathi Bashagha’s convoy “was fired on from an armoured car while he was on the highway. His police escort returned fire. Two of the assailants were arrested and a third is in hospital,” the source said, adding that “the minister is fine”. Bashagha, a heavyweight in Libyan politics, was returning from a routine visit to a new security unit overseen by his department, the same source said. The 58-year-old has ser…

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