7 Civilians Killed in Attack in Tripoli

The Attack was Blamed on Khalifa Haftar’s Forces

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At least seven civilians were killed in an attack in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, Libya’s internationally-recognized government said.

The spokesman for the health ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said Saturday’s attack was carried out by the forces of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.

A shelling is reported to have hit a shelter for displaced people in Tripoli’s Fornaj district. Seven people including a 7-year-old boy were killed in the shelling. Seventeen other civilians were wounded in the attack.

Emergency teams were at the site, attempting to evacuate the shelter of the remaining displaced people and relocate them elsewhere in the city.

There was no immediate comment by Haftar’s forces.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

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