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Libyan security arrests foreigner possessing 32 hand grenades

TRIPOLI (XINHUA) – The Libyan Ministry of Interior on Saturday announced arresting a foreign national with 32 hand grenades in his possession in Garabulli city, some 50 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli.

The arrested individual faces charges of armed robbery, the ministry said, adding that machine gun ammunition was also found in his possession upon searching.

The arrested individual is part of a criminal group that is still at large, which is responsible for a number of armed robberies in the area, the ministry said.

Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.

A Libyan soldier patrolling in Tripoli, Libya. PHOTO: XINHUA
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