At least 20 African immigrants were wounded on Wednesday in Bani Walid town, 170 southwest of Tripoli, after escaping from a hiding location.
Local sources said 107 immigrants – 23 from Ethiopia, 73 from Eritrea and 11 from Somalia – tried to escape from a hiding place in a site called “factory 51” when the local trafficker holding them named “Musa Diyab” opened fire at them, leaving more than 20 African immigrants wounded.
The immigrants were taken to Bani Walid hospital. A doctor said the injuries vary from medium to severe. There were no reports of deaths.
Bani Walid is a hotspot for collecting immigrants and taking them to the coastal towns before sailing to the Italian shores