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Gunmen fire grenades at new Libyan PM's home, one assailant killed: sources

  • Libya's new Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq talks during an interview with Reuters journalists in Tripoli May 26, 2014. Maiteeq won a vote of confidence from parliament on Sunday in defiance of a renegade former army general who has challenged the assembly's legitimacy. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

TRIPOLI, Libya: Unknown gunmen fired grenades at new Libyan Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq's home in Tripoli Tuesday, and one person was killed in clashes with his guards, sources from his press office said.

Maiteeq was not hurt in the early morning attack, but one assailant was killed and another injured and arrested, one of the sources said. An Interior Ministry official could not immediately confirm details of the incident.

 
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