The security guards of the National Commercial Bank in Ubari foiled a robbery attempt by masked gunmen in the early hours of Monday.

"The attempt might be linked to the bank's reception of the municipal allocations of cash," the Information Office head of Ubari Municipality told Libya Observer.

The Municipal Council of Ubari announced that the city's bank has received 4 million Libyan dinars from the Central Bank of Libya, and had begun distributing it to its customers since Sunday.