The report comes hours after a source in Sabha told Sputnik that an armed attack has been carried out against the military camp of the Libyan National Army (LNA)'s main command in the Sabha military district, located not far from the country's capital of Tripoli.
"One of LNA's camps in the Sabha military district has been subject to an armed attack," the source said.
The source added that attackers had targeted the headquarters of the 106th battalion, located in the north-east of the city of Sabha.
The 73rd infantry brigade of the LNA main command confirmed the fact of the attack, stressing that LNA had repelled it.
"LNA units in the city of Sabha have repelled an armed attack against the Sabha military district," the press service of the brigade said in a statement on Twitter.
At the same time, Reuters reported, citing the head of the local municipality that eight soldiers had been killed in the attack. The source, however, didn't identify the assailants.
Since longtime Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in 2011, the country has been divided between two governments, with the eastern part controlled by the LNA-backed parliament, based in Tobruk, and the western part governed by the GNA.