Migrants in Libyan jail were reportedly seriously wounded in shooting


Migrants in a detention facility in the Libyan capital Tripoli have reportedly been seriously wounded in a random shooting, the U.N. migration agency IOM said on Tuesday.

IOM gave no more details of the incident which it said took place in a facility in Qasr Ben Ghashir, a southern suburb fought over by forces loyal to Libya’s rival governments.

But more than 3,000 migrants are still in detention centres there, among them women and children, IOM said in a tweet.

Libya hosts more than 700,000 people who have fled their homelands, often trekking through desert in pursuit of their dream of crossing the sea to a better life in Europe.