Libya : ‘terrorist threat’ caused evacuation of several headquarters

Many employees left their offices in Tripoli. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Libyan security forces evacuated several headquarters on Thursday in the capital Tripoli over a “possible terrorist threat”, the Libya Observer reported.

The High Council of State’s (HCS) headquarters at the Radisson Blu Hotel and the HCS’s secretary office in Tariq Al Sikka were both evacuated. Other sources also reported that employees of Dat Al-Emad complex had been evacuated and security personnel had ringed the area.

While the Interior Ministry didn’t receive any threats directly it confirmed that security forces had received a threat.

“Warnings of attacks were sent to a foreign company Wednesday night, saying a terrorist act would strike the Dat Al Emad complex and thus the security personnel did their job and secured the lives of the innocent,” the ministry in a statement said.

Rumours of a pending attack had also been circulating on social media warning that some foreign companies at Dat Al-Emad would be targeted.

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