By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 22 January 2014:
Mortar fire in Kufra has left two dead and three injured in further clashes between Tebu . . .[restrict]and Zwai tribes.
The head of a clinic in Kufra, Zaki Hagar, told the Libya Herald that the victims were 47 year-old Bela Khamis Landi and Haroun Abdullah. He added that random and indiscriminate firing had been heard in the town for the last two nights. Tebu local resident Mohammed Rezzi said that dozens of mortars were fired at the Tebu Al-Shura district of Kufra two days ago.
Ongoing clashes in the area were putting a strain on local hospitals, said Hagar. “We lack medical equipment, specialist doctors and electricity generators to use during the frequent power cuts we have.”
He urged the Ministry of Health to send supplies and specialist doctors to the town. His clinic had been expecting some medical supplies from Benghazi, he said, but these had been delayed while the road remained unsafe.
Rezzi said that situation in and around Kufra was deteriorating. He added that a Tebu student from Beida university was kidnapped two days ago at Benghazi’s Benina Airport, on his way back to Kufra. [/restrict]