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Rival Libya militias clash near Tripoli security building

Ghaith Shennib
Reuters [1]
November 4, 2012

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A gunbattle between two Libyan rival militias raged around a Tripoli security headquarters building on Sunday, highlighting the precariousness of peace in the capital more than a year after a popular armed revolt ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

At least five people were wounded in the clash, and a bullet pierced into a nearby hospital, causing panic.

Residents in the south Tripoli district of Sidi Khalifa said the fight erupted just after midnight on Sunday when two militia units authorized by the official Supreme Security Committee got into an argument over a detained member of one of the militias.

“We called the police early in the morning to help us stop the shooting, but no one came,” resident Khaled Mohamed told Reuters.

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