According to a local spokesperson, one civilian was killed and another has been injured in clashes between rival militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday.
Mustafa Baraka, a comedian, was killed in the clashes that erupted in several areas in the capital, Osama Ali, an emergency services spokesperson, said.
No information has been confirmed about casualties among militiamen.
The spokesperson said, “There are many families trapped in the areas where the clashes raged.”
The violence came as military build-ups by forces affiliated with the Tripoli-based Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and troops loyal to Fathi Bashagha created a rivalry to claim power and authority in the capital.
Since 2011, when longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi was ousted after four decades in power, oil-rich Libya has remained in turmoil.