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Hotel in Libyan capital Tripoli attacked by gunmen

Gunmen have attacked a hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

At least two men stormed the Corinthia hotel, which is popular with tourists, and a car bomb exploded outside shortly afterwards.

It is not clear whether the attackers, or any civilians, are still inside.

A Twitter account linked to Islamic State said it had attacked the hotel but the claim could not be verified.

Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli.

  • 27 Jan 2015
  • From the section Africa
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