Sarraj’s resignation might be designed to pave the way for a new reconciliation process between the Tripoli government and the Tobruk-based eastern political forces.
Libyan premier Fayez al Sarraj suspended Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha over his statements and orders amid protests over poor public services and living conditions.
The recent attack came hours after rockets also fell on the Zawiyat al Dahmani neighbourhood, which is home to Libya's foreign ministry and the Italian and Turkish embassies in capital Tripoli.
It appeared to be the first such attack on Tripoli's port since Libyan militia loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar began their siege of the city almost a year ago.
UN special representative for Libya Ghassan Salame says the country's warring sides are working to turn a provisional truce into a formal accord, a prospect that appears to face steep obstacles.
Gunmen opened fire on the convoy of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of the UN-backed unity government.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Vershbow says if new UN-backed Tripoli government asks NATO stands ready to assist, to develop and reform its defence institutions
Libya's UN-backed unity government gets major boost after Tripoli administration cedes power
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