By Farah Waleed.
Tripoli 20 April 2013:
Further details have merged about Thursday’s incident when gunmen attacked a police vehicle in Tripoli that . . .[restrict]was transferring prisoners. One of them was killed and several others seriously wounded.
Fifteen attackers in five vehicles were involved, Justice Minister Salah Marghani said this evening. They ambushed the police vehicle which was transporting 17 prisoners and another guard vehicle, and then seized a prisoner.
The incident took place in the Sidi Mesri district, near Tripoli University, while the police were transferring the prisoners to the Reform and Rehabilitation Institution in Tajoura, some 15 kilometres east of the capital.
The police were working to identify the perpetrators, Merghani said, but so far there were no clues as to who they were. Nor was it known whether the man seized was the object of the attack
Speaking at a press conference at the Prime Ministry building, he condemned “this criminal attack” which, he said, hampered reconstructing the new Libya. “These militias are dangerous for Libya’s progress towards development”, he stated. He said he had a message for the country’s militias: “They should use their power to protect Libyans not attack them. If they really love Libya they should move out of their premises and join the new Libyan authorities.”