Explosions end meeting of UN envoy, Libyan premier

AP News
Posted: Nov 09, 2014 1:02 PM
Explosions end meeting of UN envoy, Libyan premier

CAIRO (AP) — A series of nearby explosions prematurely ended a meeting between Libya's prime minister and the United Nations top envoy to the country, though no one was wounded.

Samir Ghattas, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Libya, said it was not clear whether the explosions Sunday were targeting the meeting between U.N. envoy Bernardino Leon and Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni in the eastern city of Bayda. Leon, who had planned to travel to other cities on his visit, left immediately after the blasts for the airport.

Leon was in Libya after the country's supreme court declared Thursday the new government and parliament unconstitutional, causing more chaos in a country already squeezed by warring militias. Al-Thinni is the prime minister of the internationally recognized government.