Libyan MPs wounded by gunfire as armed protesters storm parliament

By Mohamed al-Nagem, Sunday, March 02, 2014

TRIPOLI – Several lawmakers received gunshot injures after scores of armed protesters stormed the headquarters of the National General Congress, Libya`s interim parliament, in the capital Tripoli on Sunday.

"Some members of parliament were wounded by gunfire, while others are besieged inside the building," parliament spokesperson Omar Humeidan told Anadolu Agency by phone.

He added that the armed protesters had stormed the parliament building and set parts of it alight.

Libya has been in turmoil since the interim parliament decided to extend by one year its mandate which had expired on February 7.

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