Murder of 10 people in Abu Salim: UN condemns and Libyan authorities vow to investigate

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned late on Sunday the violent incident in Abu Salim area, as 10 people were reported killd in Tripoli, adding that it continued to monitor the situation.

UNSMIL said on X platform that the killing incident highlighted concerns repeatedly raised by the UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily about the serious risks posed by rivalries between security actors that continued to threaten the fragile security in Tripoli.

UNSMIL urged relevant Libyan authorities to ensure an independent, prompt and thorough investigation into the incident and prevent any actions that could lead to escalation and further violence.

An armed group, so far unknown, stormed a house in Abu Salim in Tripoli on Sunday night, opening fire on 10 people, some of who were affiliated with the Stability Support Apparatus.

The Tripoli Security Directorate said it had begun investigating the incident along with the Public Prosecution and Criminal Investigation Department. The Head of the Tripoli Security Directorate, Khalil Weheba, said the bodies were sent to Dar Al-Rahma at Abu Salim Accidents Hospital before being seen by forensics for a thorough report.

The Minister of Interior, Emad Al-Trabelsi, gave instructions to form a team of experts to gather evidence to unveil the truth about the perpetrators. 


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