Rocket attack in Libya hits near luxury hotel

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 23:44

Tripoli: A military official says a rocket-propelled grenade has struck a building in Libya`s capital, Tripoli, next to a luxury hotel where the prime minister has an apartment.
The official says the rocket launcher was attached to a vehicle, which erupted in flames. No injuries were immediately reported, though the residential building next to the hotel was damaged in today`s attack. The military official spoke anonymously in line with regulations.
International journalists often stay at the hotel, the Corinthia. Prime Minister Ali Zidan has an apartment in there. The government is a part owner of the hotel.

A proliferation of weapons and armed gangs after the 2011 civil war that overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi continues to threaten security. Libya`s government has struggled to bring armed militias under control.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 23:44

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