VIDEO: Footballers run for cover after hearing gun shots during Libya Cup final

Players from both sides quickly left the pitch but returned to finish the game with extra time during which al-Ittihad scored two goals. (via Twitter)

A video is slowly gaining traction on social media showing the final minutes of the Libya Cup final when players from al-Ittihad and al-Helal were seen ducking as sounds of several gunshots are heard nearby.

The incident took place during the 87th minute of the final game held at al-Khums Stadium on Monday with the scores level at 0-0.

Players from both sides quickly left the pitch but returned to finish the game with extra time during which al-Ittihad scored two goals.

A third goal was scored toward the end but was not counted in the final score as al-Helal players stopped playing and walked off in protest against the refereeing.

Al-Ittihad Football Club qualified for the Libyan Cup final last week after the withdrawal of their rivals al-Ahli Tripoli before their scheduled semi-final match on Sunday in Zawiya city.

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