Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Tripoli, a day after Geneva talks (+video)

January 27, 2015 11:44 PM

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Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Tripoli, a day after Geneva talks (+video)

Gunmen attacked the hotel lobby and a car exploded shortly afterward in the hotel parking lot. At least eight people were killed in the armed assault.

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Tuesday: This story was updated to reflect the latest information about the attack, including reports that militants with ties to the self-described Islamic State have claimed responsibility for it.

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