At least five people were killed and three others wounded by indiscriminate shelling that hit the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday, according to a local official.
The deadly shelling took place as the fighting between the UN-backed government’s forces and the eastern-based army intensified in southern Tripoli, said Amin Hashemi, information advisor of the Ministry of Health.
The UN-backed government’s forces accused the rival eastern-based army of the shelling, to which the latter has not responded yet.
Meanwhile, the government said it killed more than 14 troops of the UN-backed government’s forces in southern Tripoli and shot down a drone in southwestern Libya.
The eastern-based army has been leading a military campaign since April 2019, attempting to take over Tripoli and topple the UN-backed government, which has killed and injured hundreds and displaced more than 150,000 others.