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A group of gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital, Triopli, leaving at least three guards dead. A standoff is continuing, with the attackers reportedly having taken a number of hostages
Gunmen possibly linked to Islamic State attack hotel popular with foreigners in Libyan capital Tripoli -officials
TRIPOLI, Libya: ISIS has claimed a car bombing outside a hotel popular with foreigners in the Libyan capital, the Anadolu Agency said Tuesday. Libyan security forces are currently surrounding the hotel, believed to be engaging gunmen inside. A hotel employee told AP that there were five gunmen inside the hotel and that a guard had been killed in the attack. This was a breaking news item, for further coverage of this story click here. - See more at: www.dailystar.com.lb...[/exn ews]
TRIPOLI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Libyan security forces are surrounding a Tripoli luxury hotel where gunmen are holed up after launching a car bomb attack, a security spokesman said on Tuesday. "Three gunmen who are believed to have carried out a car explosion in the car park of the Corinthia hotel have been trapped by our security forces," Essam Naas said. Two Filipino women were wounded by smashed window glass, he added. (Reporting by Libya team; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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