Benina police in Benghazi has managed to thwart an attack by an armed group on their HQ on Sunday.

The police explained on Facebook that the attackers were aiming to free inmates who were convicted of drug charges, by force.

The attack was thwarted and the drug dealers are still in prison, the police confirmed.

Benina police said that the incident has only resulted in material damage, including a vehicle used by the aggressors in the attack.