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Clashes, blast hit Libya, as national congress mulls move

11-05-2012 07:21 BJT

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Clashes between rival militia groups have erupted in the Libyan capital Tripoli, around the country's Security headquarters.

Nearby residents say the fighting was triggered when the building was attacked by one group, firing rocket propelled grenades. It was later looted and set ablaze. There was also fighting at a nearby hospital, causing some damage. There are reports that an armed gang of residents were trying to expel a militia group from the area, unhappy about their behavior.

Meanwhile, in the eastern city of Benghazi, a car bomb has gone off in front of a police station, leaving three policemen injured.

More than a year on from the end of Muammar Gaddafi’s rule, there are still outbreaks of violence in Libya, with armed groups in control of some neighborhoods.


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