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ISIS in Libya Claims Assault on Tripoli Hotel

ISIS in Libya Claims Assault on Tripoli Hotel

Fighters of the ISIS group in Libya have claimed an attack on Tripoli’s luxurious Corinthia Hotel, the SITE Intelligence monitoring group said on Tuesday.
A car bomb exploded outside the Corinthia Hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a security source told AFP.
In a message on Twitter, the ISIS branch in western Libya said that its militants had stormed the hotel, which is known for hosting foreign diplomats and Libyan officials, SITE said.
A standoff is continuing in Tripoli where terrorists this morning set off a car bomb and stormed the Corinthia Hotel, where they are reportedly holding a small number of hostages on the 20th floor.
Militants have attacked a hotel popular with foreigners in the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials say.
At least two gunmen stormed the Corinthia Hotel and opened fire in the reception area. A car bomb exploded outside the hotel shortly afterwards.
According to unofficial reports three security officials were shot dead and three civilians were injured.

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