Dbeibeh allegedly survives assassination attempt

Dbeibeh allegedly survives assassination attempt

Gunmen have allegedly attacked Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh’s convoy in Tripoli on early Thursday morning, press reports claim.

Citing unnamed sources, Al Jazeera reported that the alleged attack took place as the premier was returning home.

“One of the bullets penetrated the windscreen of the prime minister’s car, but he and his driver escaped unhurt,” Al Jazeera said.

“Al Jazeera’s sources said the bullets were fired from a light weapon, probably a Kalashnikov.”

Neither the Libyan government nor the security authorities in the capital addressed the alleged incident publicly.

This notably comes as the House of Representatives plans to hold a vote on Thursday to name a new premier.

Dbeibeh delivered televised speech on Tuesday, in which he revealed that he has no intent of handing over power to a new government.

In his speech, Dbeibeh also called on the Libyan people to take to the streets and reject the formation of a new executive authority. A day after, his government organized a demonstration for his supporters.