At least eleven people have been reported dead after armed men, including two suicide bombers, attacked Libya’s electoral commission headquarters.
The attackA�on WednesdayA�in the capital, Tripoli, took place as officials were registering voters before elections expected later this year, news agencies reported.
Libya’s health ministry official later said the death toll has gone up to 11 with two other people injured.
Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed, reporting from Tripoli, quoted the city’s director for security as saying two suicide bombers detonated their explosives as security forces confronted them.
Witnesses claimed they saw armed men putting on their suicide vests and engaging security personnel in a firefight at the entrance of the election commission building.
The exchange of fire was followed by loud explosions inside the building, the witnesses told Abdelwahed.
Khaled Omar, the election commission spokesman, told reporters that three election officials and four members of the security forces were among the dead.