Armed groups clash in Libya for 2nd day

By REUTERS
June 26, 2013 21:50

TRIPOLI - Heavy clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday involving a brigade aligned with the army and a security force grouping former rebel militias that helped topple Muammar Gaddafi.

Loud explosions and gunfire could be heard coming from Tripoli's southern outskirts, where militiamen belonging to a security force known as the Supreme Security Committee (SCC) fought a brigade associated with the military.Late on Tuesday an SSC commander was killed and four soldiers were wounded in a battle with the same brigade, led by men from the western mountain town of Zintan.


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