Ten people killed in gunmen attack at Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli


Two attackers were killed. They were identified online as sympathizers of the Islamic State group but the information was not confirmed yet. Tripoli was controlled by Islamic militiamen mostly from the western city of Misrata since the summer. The militia-backed government in Tripoli said the attack’s target was Prime Minister Omar al-Hassi, who normally resides at the hotel but was not there at the time. The immediate investigation revealed that the car used by the gunmen is believed to be the same one used in an assault on the Algerian Embassy 10 days ago that wounded three guards.The U.N. Security Council condemned the attack. Corinthia Hotel, the most luxurious in Tripoli, is also where the United Nations support mission in Libya usually holds its meetings.


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