By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 9 January 2014:
Sebha saw prolonged, violent clashes last night when gunmen opened fire on soldiers guarding the city’s . . .[restrict]central hospital. The troops returned fire. No casualties have been reported and there is no clear explanation for the attack.
Ayoun Al-Zaroug, the head of Sebha Local Council, told the Libya Herald that the firefight erupted at around midnight when the army was shot upon outside the main hospital. He said that security forces were able to force the unknown gunmen into a retreat and fighting ended in the early morning.
Zaroug said that Sebha local council was closed today because of security concerns. He added that the commander of the city’s security forces had promised to provide the council with adequate protection, so that normal work could resume as soon as possible. [/restrict]