At least three dead after gunmen attack luxury hotel in Libya capital: official

January 27, 2015 11:58 AM

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a hotel in Tripoli on Tuesday where government representatives and foreign delegations often stay, killing three security guards and probably taking hostages, officials said.

The gunmen first detonated a car bomb outside the Corinthia Hotel, killing the three guards. At least three of the attackers then stormed the luxury hotel, fighting with security forces who tried to evacuate guests.

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