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Gunmen Storm Libyan Parliament, Disrupt PM Election

A group of gunmen stormed the Libyan parliament on Wednesday, disrupting the session to elect a new prime minister.

The gunmen dashed into the parliament hall when the interim parliament, the General National Congress, GNC, was in second round to select a new prime minister to substitute ousted Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan.

Report says the gunmen fired several gun shots, leaving some wounded, while some lawmakers ran away from the parliament building.

The GNC was forced to abandon the vote on the two candidates who beat the total seven candidates in the first round voting.

Ahmed Motaiq, a 42-year-old businessman from the western city of Misrata, and Omar Hassi, a political science professor from the eastern city of Benghazi, were set to compete in the second round.

Meanwhile, the identities of the gunmen and their motives were not immediately known.