A car bomb has killed at least three people outside a
hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi, doctors say, in a
further sign of the growing disorder that threatens to
unhinge an already creaking transition to lawful, democratic
Rival Libyan militias have fired guns and rocket-propelled
grenades at each other in Tripoli and set fire to a former
intelligence building in one of the worst breakdowns in
security in the capital since Muammar Gaddafi's fall.
Libyan militiamen aligned to the Defence Ministry have
shelled the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid,
extending a feud between two towns that demonstrates the
country's deep divisions a year after the veteran leader was
Libya's national congress has dismissed the newly elected
prime minister in a vote of no confidence which underscored
the difficulties of forming a government which can unite the
country's different factions and regions.
A day after their once feared Islamist militia decided to
disband, a dozen die-hard fighters of the Abu Slim Brigade
screamed towards us in their cars and piled out, red-faced
with fury at the "infidels" come to witness their retreat.