An official said on Friday that three people were killed and two wounded in armed clashes between two security forces near the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Units of the Presidential Council’s security force and the Special Deterrence Force, or RADA, fought in the Ain Zara region late on Thursday night.
As reports come in from other hospitals in the area, Osama Ali, a spokesperson for Libya’s Ambulance and Emergency Services, said casualty figures could rise.
According to an international reporter, the Libyan military’s 444 Brigade intervened to stop the fighting and took up positions in several areas where the clashes took place.
Adding that government and military prosecutors will conduct investigations, a Presidential Council statement called on both sides to cease hostilities.
Since 2011, when longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi was ousted after four decades in power, oil-rich Libya has remained in turmoil.
Since March, when the Tobruk-based House of Representatives appointed a new government led by former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha, the situation has worsened.
Raising fears that Libya could slip back into a civil war, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, leader of the Tripoli-based national unity government, insists he will only cede authority to a government that comes through an “elected parliament.”