Gunmen storm Libyan parliament, stop lawmakers' vote on next PM

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 12:26 PM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed Libya's parliament on Tuesday and started shooting, forcing lawmakers to abandon a vote on the country's next prime minister, a parliamentary spokesman said.

Spokesman Omar Hmeidan told Reuters that several people had been wounded by the shooting started by gunmen linked to one of the defeated candidates for prime minister.

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Lawmakers were running away from the building, witnesses said.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Mark Heinrich)