16:30 - 29/06/2017
Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of the United Nations on a coastal road west of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday in an accident that might complicate the gradual return of diplomats and other international personnel to Libya.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya in a statement "confirms the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, the injury of the United Nations, the convoy en route from Surman to Tripoli."
"We have contacted the mission staff concerned. There are no reports of casualties in the ranks of United Nations staff. "
Said Abdullah Lafi, a member of parliament from the corner of the city that the five men and two women workers in the United Nations were detained briefly and then released and will be transferred to Tripoli.
It was unclear why the convoy injured and whether the international staff had been detained or taken to maintain their safety.
A picture has been circulating on social networking sites a white car of the type used by United Nations staff in Libya, apparently parked on the side of the road was severely damaged front framework and glass break with two windows.
The mission statement, "The mission thanked the Government of progressing to the National Accord and the members of the House of Representatives representing the angle of the local authorities for their assistance to ensure the safety of United Nations staff and looks forward to their safe return to Tripoli."
Surman is located directly to the west of the corner. And a number of armed factions and the presence in the region and often closes the road due to local disputes. The kidnappings are common in the region.
The mission was evacuated and most of the diplomatic missions from Tripoli to Tunisia in 2014 in light of clashes between rival factions for control of the Libyan capital. Finished / 25 m