Five wounded as rival militias battle in Libya

November 5, 2012 22:11


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TRIPOLI - Rival militias aligned with the Libyan government fought a gun battle on Monday in a western city, wounding five people, a day after a similar battle brought a central Tripoli neighborhood to a halt, the head of a rights group said.

Abdel-Monem al-Hurr said armed groups in al-Khoms opened fire on each other after refusing to hand over a man wanted by the Supreme Security Committee (SSC), a body set up by the Interior Ministry last year.

The violence underscored the challenges faced by Libya's first freely elected government, approved last week, to rein in militias which gained power during the conflict that ousted Muammar Gaddafi last year. His 42-year rule held together a country riven with clan, regional and sectarian divisions.

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