Five beachgoers Tripoli killed by grenade

Five beachgoers Tripoli killed by grenade

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In the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday five people, including one child, killed by a shell on the beach came to be. Sure eighteen people were injured.

The strike took place in the vicinity of the airport Mitiga. “The victims are the result of clashes between security forces and gangsters who have a grenade afschoten”, said deputy minister of Home Affairs, Abdulsalam Ashour of the by the UN-backed government.

The fighting went on Wednesday, further causing the flights to Mitiga were suspended.


Tripoli is a patchwork of armed groups, some of which have control over the airport and the surrounding area. Mutual touch, they also clashed about trafficking or to local disputes to fight.

The beach is on the other side of the coastal road along the airport in the centre of Tripoli, and is popular with families who find refreshment on hot summer evenings.

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