By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 17 February 2016:
Three people have been killed in an outbreak of violence in the southern city of . . .[restrict]Sebha. Another 35 have been wounded, eight of them seriously.
“One young man was shot and killed by a sniper while sitting in front of his house today,” Sebha Mayor Hamed Rafeh told the Libya Herald this evening, accusing pro-Qaddafi sympathisers of deliberately launching the violence on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution. They were using snipers as well as firing missiles, he said.
The other two locals were killed last night when the violence – so far largely confined to the central district of Manshiya – started.
Of the eight seriously injured, four had been flown to Tripoli for treatment and the other four were being treated in Sebha. They and the other injured would be flown to Tripoli or Misrata tomorrow, the mayor explained.
There have been attempts to negotiate with the Qaddafi supporters. They had been asked to meet today at the local police station but had refused to go, Rafah said, adding that the supporters were not only members of Qaddafi’s own Qaddadfa tribe, they also included refugees from Sirte and Tawergha who were currently staying in Sebha.
“We have to stop this,” he said.“But we need a good army. We have nothing to stop the fighting.”
There are reports this evening that a private school owned by a member of the Qaddadfa was set on fire.
The attacks have been condemned by the House of Representatives. [/restrict]