Rocket attack in Libya hits near luxury hotel
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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.


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

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