Rockets hit Libyan Supreme Security Committee building
At least five people have been injured after several rocket-propelled grenades targeted the Libyan intelligence Headquarter in the oil-rich country’s capital,
The violence on Sunday was triggered by an exchange of fire between rival militant groups near the building of the Supreme Security Committee.
At least three police officers were also wounded as a result of a blast that hit a police station in the northern city of
The city has been hit by a series of bombings and attacks targeting international convoys and government buildings this year.
US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three others were killed in the incident.
The decree added that, "The provinces of Ghadames, Ghat, Obari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra are considered as closed military zones to be ruled under emergency law."
Assembly member Suad Ganur who represents the city of Sebha said that the measure is taken in reaction to an "upsurge in violence and drug trafficking, and the presence of armed groups that act with complete impunity," as well as illegal immigrants.
The decree also enables the Libyan Defense Ministry to choose a military governor tasked with detaining fugitives and arresting and deporting illegal immigrants.
Members of the National Assembly from the southern regions had boycotted its sessions earlier this month in protest against the deteriorating lawlessness in the region.