HoR’s Thinni claims survived assassination attempt

Libya’s Tobruk based rival PM Abdullah al Thinni claims he survived attack on his car

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The Prime Minister of Libya’s rival House of Representatives (HoR) Abdullah al Thinni claimed he survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday.

Thinni said he was attacked in his car by unidentified gunmen after he left a session with members of the HoR in Tobruk where his parliament is based.

“Thank God, we managed to escape,” Thinni told Al Arabiya TV.

After toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya was thrown into chaos as two governments backed by different factions compete to claim power over the whole country.

The country is divided between two feuding parliamentary bodies, the central General National Council (GNC) based in Tripoli and its rival HoR based in Tobruk.

Neither group has been effectively able to gain full control of its area of operation nor establish its supremacy over the other after clashes continue across the country.

TRTWorld and agencies