Leader of Libya's Barqa region survives assassination bid

The gunman is currently being questioned on his motives and those behind the botched assassination plot, added the aide, who asked to remain anonymous.

Leader of Libya's Barqa region survives assassination bid

World Bulletin / News Desk

The leader of the self-declared administration in Libya's oil-rich eastern Barqa region survived an assassination attempt late Sunday.

An unidentified gunman broke into the home of Abd Rabbu al-Baarasi, head of the so-called Barqa Executive Office, in the eastern city of Al-Bayda, before being overpowered, a close aide of al-Baarasi told Anadolu Agency on Monday.

The gunman is currently being questioned on his motives and those behind the botched assassination plot, added the aide, who asked to remain anonymous.

The Barqa Executive Office was formed in October to run the affairs of the oil-rich region, citing marginalization by the federal government.

The 24-member cabinet is not recognized by the government in Tripoli.

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