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Clashes in western Libya leave 8 killed

Clashes between armed groups killed eight people near the western Libyan city of Msallata, some 120 km east Tripoli, a local security source said.

“The town Amamra near Msallata witnessed violent clashes between armed groups that killed 8 people,” the source told Xinhua later Friday.

“All those killed are gunmen. The reasons for the clashes are unknown. Many armed vehicles were burnt in a civilian agricultural area,” the source said.

The bodies of those killed were taken to hospital for forensic inspection, the source said, confirming that the attorney general has been notified about the clashes.

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