By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 3 March 2014:
It has been confirmed that three Congress members were injured in last night’s storming of the . . .[restrict]General National Congress (GNC) building by nearly 500 protesters, demanding it be dissolved.
Three members are Misrata Congressman Abdurrahman Sewehli, Tripoli Congressman Ahmed Mohamed Ali Bouni and Murzuk Congressman Masoud Ubaid. The deputy rapporteur, Congressman Ahmed Al-Saadi (Tarhouna) told the Libya Herald that Sewehli and Bouni were both shot in the leg by a single bullet fired by one of the attackers while they were trying to drive away.
He refuted reports that the two had been involved in a shootout with the attackers. ” I deny firmly what has been reported by some media sources that Sewehli and Bouni had used their personal guns against the protesters,” he asserted. The reports were illogical, he added.
Saadi said that Murzuk Congressman Masoud Ubaid had been also injured in the knee, adding that he believed it to be broken.
There have been unconfirmed reports that Tripoli Congressman Nizar Kawan and Benghazi Congressman Sulaiman Zubi also suffered minor injuries in the incident.
According to Tripoli Congressman Abdurrahman Al-Shater, Congress has been attacked or stormed more than 100 times since it was elected. Sunday’s attack is seen as the worst incident so far. [/restrict]