Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani, elected by Parliament on 8 April to replace his ousted predecessor Ali Zeidan, stepped down without forming a new cabinet.

He said that he and his family were the victims of an armed attack on their way to the airport.

“I will not accept Libyans killing each other over this post" of Prime Minister, he said, adding that added the attack on Saturday had terrorized inhabitants of a residential district and “put the lives of some of them at risk”