The Chief of Ajdabiya security department, Abdelkader Saad, permitted the policemen and security personnel in the city to use weapons to deter the criminals and the individuals who violate social conventions in the city.

Saad added, in a letter to the heads of departments and police units in Ajdabiya, that this new measure comes to fill the gaps after the repetitive attacks on security locations, adding that some security personnel were assaulted by a number of outlaws.

Benghazi security department issued a similar order last week after its locations had come under attacks, the last of which when a pro-Haftar Saiqa force attacked an emergency police station in Benghazi, killing one of the officers.