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

Reuters News
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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.

Lawmakers were running away from the building, witnesses said.

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