Libya’s new administration strongly condemned an assassination attempt Sunday on the country’s interior minister.
Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dabaiba made the remarks on Twitter regarding Fathi Bashagha in a joint statement with the chairperson of the Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Menfi.
The statement called on the judiciary and law enforcement officers to conduct a transparent and thorough investigation into the incident and those involved.
Al-Menfi and Dabaiba expressed their condolences to the family of the person who lost his life in the incident.
The State High Council in a statement condemned the assassination attempt on the interior minister.
A similar condemnation came from the speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aguila Salih.
Libya’s Interior Ministry said earlier that Bashagha’s convoy was fired on with machine guns from a pickup truck while he was on the way to his residence in Janzur in the west of Tripoli around 3 p.m. local time [1300GMT].
*Writing by Dilan Pamuk in Ankara