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Clashes erupt in Libya’s capital

on November 16, 2013 10:09 AM

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Clashes have erupted in Libya’s capital as soldiers and government-affiliated militias attempt to regain control of a base occupied by armed gunmen after a deadly militia attack on protesters the day before.

A fighter on the government side said today one of his colleagues was shot dead and three others were wounded in the fighting in eastern Tripoli.

The fighter spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists.

Tripoli is on edge after a militia opened fire Friday on protesters demanding the disbanding of unlawful armed groups.

The country’s justice minister says that attack killed at least 40 people and wounded 400.

Security was tight around the city ahead of funerals expected later today.


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