UN condemns mortar attack in which 29 people were injured

UN support mission in Libya, UNSMIL, condemned Wednesday a mortar attack which killed one child and wounded 29 people in the Sebha region, south of the country, Anadolu news agency reports.
The mission in a statement said it “strongly condemns what appears to be a targeted mortar attack … during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the revolution yesterday, which killed a child and injured 29 others, including two children.”
The attack reportedly occurred Tuesday in the Sebha region, some 650 kilometers (400 miles) south of the capital Tripoli.
UNSMIL in the statement called on authorities to ensure an independent, impartial and prompt investigation into this heinous attack on civilians and calls for perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The incident occurred the day new leaders, the Presidential Council (PC) took charge of affairs in Tripoli following its election ON Feb. 05.
New PC leader Mohammad al-Menfi, a former diplomat, arrived in the capital after his appointment in Geneva by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, which includes 75 U.N.-picked delegates from across the country.
Menfi will lead the crisis-hit oil country with also chosen Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah until agreed Dec. 24 elections.

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