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Libyan interior minister says he survived assassination attempt

The security force involved in Fathi Bashagha's motorcade collision dispute the claim, saying the interior minister's men fired on them.
Fathi Bashagha, Interior Minister of Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), speaks during a press conference at the Tajura Training Institute, southeast of the GNA-held capital Tripoli on July 28, 2020. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP) (Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images)

Fathi Bashagha, interior minister for eastern Libya’s United Nations-recognized government, allegedly survived an assassination attempt on Thursday, sources in his office told multiple news outlets.

Bashagha’s motorcade reportedly came under fire as it drove through Tripoli after the senior official met with Mustafa Sanalla, chair of Libya’s National Oil Corporation.

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