Libyan army storms headquarters of deputy interior minister in Benghazi

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-11 20:31:45|Editor: Lifang
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TRIPOLI, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Libya's eastern-based army on Saturday stormed the headquarters of the Deputy Interior Minister of the UN-backed government, Faraj Eg'em, in the eastern city of Benghazi, confiscating all the military vehicles, according to a military source.

"Army units stormed the headquarters of Faraj Eg'em in Budzira district, and took control of the entire headquarters, confiscating all the vehicles inside with no human or material loss," a source of the army told Xinhua.

A car bomb attack hit the convoy of Eg'em in Benghazi last week, killing a security man and wounding four others.

Faraj Eg'em was appointed by the Tripoli-based government of national accord in August. The decision angered General Khalifa Haftar, who issued a decision banning any official of the government from exercising any official activity in the areas under the control of the army.

Despite signing a UN-sponsored peace agreement by the country's political rivals and appointment of the Government of National Accord in 2015, Libya remains politically divided amid insecurity and chaos.