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The Libyan Prime Minister appears to have escaped an assassination attempt.

Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah has escaped an assassination attempt by unidentified gunmen.

Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah has escaped an assassination attempt by unidentified gunmen.

On Thursday morning, when he was driving through Tripoli’s capital, several shots damaged his automobile.

The assailants bolted from the scene.

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

Mr Dbeibah has stated that he will disregard the results of the election.

Last December, a referendum to pick a new government was postponed, but no vote is likely this year.

The prime minister’s car’s windscreen was pierced by one of the bullets, but he and his driver were unharmed.

Dbeibah’s car had a bullet hole in the windscreen, according to exclusive footage obtained by Bazzup.

The bullets were fired from a light weapon, most likely a Kalashnikov, according to Bazzup sources.

According to them, the attack has being investigated by Libya’s chief prosecutor.

According to the Reuters news agency, a person close to the prime minister described the incident as an assassination attempt.

The incident comes amid fierce factional fighting for government authority, with Dbeibah – who was appointed interim leader last year – vowing to battle efforts by his opponents to depose him.

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