Libyan PM's office attacked

Tripoli, June 4 (IANS): Libya's new Prime Minister Ahmed Maitiq's office was attacked by a grenade Wednesday, but he was not in the building.

The office was hit by a rocket propelled grenade in the early hours of Wednesday, Xinhua quoted an assistant to the premier as saying, adding that the grenade hit the government building and left a crater where Ahmed Maitiq's office is housed. 

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Maitiq, along with his ministers, had announced that he would take office Monday evening. In a statement, the new prime minister announced that his cabinet has begun working, despite his predecessor Abdullah Thinni having refused to transfer power. 


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