Libyan minister resigns after surge in violence

Libyan Islamist hardliners use a bulldozer to raze the mausoleum of Al Shaab Al Dahman near the centre of Tripoli on August 25, 2012. Islamist hardliners bulldozed part of the revered mausoleum in Tripoli in the second such attack in Libya in two days

Libya’s interior minister Fawzi Abdel Al has resigned after being criticised for not doing enough to curb a surge of violence over the past two days, an aide said.

Attackers, who some officials described as ultra-conservative Islamists, bulldozed two sites sacred to Sufi Muslims in the western town of Zlitan and the capital Tripoli on Friday and Saturday.



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