A gunman, driving a Samusung car, was arrested on Sunday after a failed attack on a security checkpoint in western Misrata.

The gunman, whose identity was not revealed, carried out a failed attack on Naaimah checkpoint on the road between Zlitin and Misrata, with three grenades, according to local media sources.

Guards at the checkpoint reacted quickly when the attacker failed to detonate his first grenade, opening a hail of bullets at his car leaving him severely wounded.

Security sources said the attacker is now recovering at a Misrata hospital. His health condition is said to be stable now.