TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say gunmen have attacked a French-operated oil field and shot to death three guards.
A security official says the attack took place Tuesday in al-Mabrouk oil field, 170 kilometres south of the coastal city of Sirte. No group claimed responsibility.
A spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp, Mohammed al-Harari, said Wedesday that all of the other employees at the oil field escaped injury.
National Oil runs the field jointly with France’s Total.
The attack came amid wider fighting in western and eastern Libya.
The worst of the clashes between pro-government forces and militias left 18 dead Tuesday in the port city of Benghazi, a medical official said.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to media.