By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 7 August 2015:
One man was killed and another seriously wounded last night when the vehicle in which . . .[restrict]they were travelling near Mizdah, 80 kilometres south of Gharyan was shot at.
Local police are investigating the attack, said to have happened east of Mizdah and thought possibly to have been an attempted robbery.
Drivers are being warned to avoid the area because of attacks on drivers. In February, a driver and a passenger were burned to death when their truck was attacked and set on fire by an armed gang.
However, there are also now fears of attacks from militants supporting the Islamic State (IS). They are reported to have set up a base outside Mizdah, located near the major road junction heading south to Shuwerif and Sebha and east towards Bani Walid, Misrata and Sirte. It is said to be being used for weapons storage and training as well as a rest facility for IS fighters moving between Sirte and the south. [/restrict]