British Deputy Ambassador to Libya expresses 'sympathy' to GNA Interior Minister Bashagha after motorcade incident

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Deputy British ambassador to Libya, Fleur Wilson, expressed her sympathy to the Libya Government of National Accord minister of the interior, Fathi Bashagha, during their meeting on Tuesday.

"Pleased to speak with Fathi Bashagha and convey directly my sympathy to him and his team following Sunday’s security incident," Wilson said in a tweet.

Adding, "The UK strongly condemns any acts that threaten the stability and security of Libya, and the wider political process."

The interior ministry issued a statement on Sunday, saying that "an armored car fired directly at the interior minister's motorcade using machine guns, but the security elements tasked with guarding the interior minister dealt with it, two of the attackers were arrested and a third was killed."

Speaking to Reuters, Bashagha said a vehicle started encroaching on his convoy and people inside the vehicle opened fire, leading to an exchange of fire in which one of his guards and one of the attackers were killed.

“It is not an incident that came by chance, but was well-planned,” Bashagha said.

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