27 Jan '15, 5pm

Islamic State's 'province' claims responsibility for attack on hotel in Tripoli

Gunmen stormed the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli early this morning, killing at least five foreigners and three guards , according to initial reports. Foreign government officials, including those serving as diplomats, and tourists have frequented the hotel in the past, making it an attractive target for jihadists. The terrorists responsible for the raid reportedly met resistance from security forces. As of this writing, however, the siege was not over. The Associated Press reported that a car bomb was part of the attack. Images posted online show what appears to be an explosion outside of the hotel. Some of the photos have been published on Good Morning Libya, a Twitter feed that is run by supporters of General Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been battling jihadists throughout Libya. One of the photos can be seen at the beginning of this article. Online jihadists are claim...

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