Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead

Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead

TRIPOLI, Libya: A Libyan security official says gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners and have taken hostages after killing at least three guards.

Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, said the standoff is continuing Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel.

Hassan al-Abey, a corporate sales manager at the hotel, said five masked attackers wearing bulletproof vests stormed the hotel, shooting in the air. He said the hotel was evacuated before the attackers clashed with the guards and blew up a car bomb in the parking lot of the seaside hotel.

Al-Abey was among those evacuated. He said the hotel had Europeans and Turkish guests.

Tripoli has been hit with series of car bombs and shootings amid turmoil following the country’s 2011 civil war.
(AP)

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