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UNSMIL urges for probing Bashagha’s incident

The United Nations envoy to Libya and Head of its Support Mission (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, has called for a full, rapid, and transparent investigation into the incident of the exchange of fire in Janzour, Tripoli, in which the Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashagha, was present.

UNSMIL said in a statement that Kubis had called Bashagha to express grave concerns over the serious security incident that targeted his convoy, saying this incident once again “proves how important it is to keep all the arms only in the hands of the legitimate authorities.”

Kubis remarked that such reckless acts may pose threats to stability and security and may derail the political process and other efforts in support of Libya, its people. 

Likewise, the new executive authority: Presidential Council members and Prime Minister, extended in a statement their regards to the Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashagha, after he made it safely, together with his security guards, from the incident of shootout in Janzour, Tripoli, offering condolences to the families of the casualties.

The new executive authority’s statement denounced the incident and called on judicial and police apparatuses to open an investigation and bring the ones behind it to justice.

It said there should be no place for such crimes in Libya after the election of the new executive authority, urging for hindering all foul acts that aim to get in the way of the stability and security in Libya.

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