The Interior Ministry and the Libyan National Army (LNA) launched on Wednesday a security campaign against human traffickers and drug dealers in Amsaad east of Tobruk.
This comes within the framework of stability and law enforcement within the border area with Egypt.
The Undersecretary of the Libyan Interior Ministry, Faraj Qaim, and the Chief of Staff of the Border Guard, Major General Moftah Shaqlouf, held an extensive meeting with the security leaders in Amsaad, in the awake of the security events that took place in the Libyan-Egyptian border area in Amsaad on Tuesday night between the border guards and smugglers.
A joint force from the armed and interior forces headed to Amsaad border area to impose security and stability following the recent events.
Several media sources reported that a 13-year-old child was killed in Amsaad as a result of clashes between border guards and smugglers.
The General Administration of Central Support announced the arrival of a force from the administration to the border town of Amsaad to carry out the tasks assigned to it in terms of maintaining security, stability and law enforcement in the town.
The Tokra Security Directorate also announced the preparation of 20 security patrols staffed by 80 police officers from among the elites within the public force in the Tokra Security Directorate, to go quickly to provide support to the Tobruk and Amsaad Security Directorates.