The General Administration for the Protection of Diplomatic Missions has confirmed the injury of Hisham Abdel Salam, one of its members after the clashes that took place in Tripoli at dawn on Tuesday.

“Hisham was shot while he was performing his duty of protecting the headquarters of the Italian embassy on the Shatt Road and near the area of clashes”, the Administration said on its official Facebook page.

For its part, the Italian embassy wished in a tweet a speedy recovery for Hisham, confirming that they are in contact with his family and colleagues in the administration.