BBC News – Heavy gunfire at Libyan parliament

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Heavy gunfire has been heard outside the Libyan interim parliament in the capital Tripoli.

MPs fled the building after gunmen attacked it. There are reports that supporters of a rogue officer, Khalifa Haftar, carried out the assault.

His forces launched a major air-and-ground attack on Benghazi in the east on Friday, prompting the government to declare a no-fly-zone there.

Authorities are struggling to contain militias that control parts of Libya.

18 May 2014 | 4:38 pm – Source: bbc.co.uk
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