Libyan PM survives assassination attempt

Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah has survived an apparent assassination attempt.

Reuters report that unknown assassins emptied volley of bullets on his car in Tripoli on Thursday.

A source told the news platform Dbeibah was returning home at the time the incident happened. The gunmen fled the scene, but investigation has commenced.

Rival factions have been vying for control of Libya, and a parliament based in the east of the country is to vote later on Thursday on a replacement prime minister for a government of national unity.

Mr Dbeibah has said he will ignore the outcome of the ballot.

An election to choose a new government was postponed last December but no vote is now expected this year.

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