Bomb explodes on runway of Libya's main airport in Tripoli




 
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Bomb explodes on runway of Libya's main airport in Tripoli
 
March 22nd, 2014  
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Bomb explodes on runway of Libya's main airport in Tripoli
By Hani Amera and Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on the runway of Libya's main airport on Friday, the transport minister said, highlighting the deteriorating security situation in the north African country almost three years after Muammar Gaddafi was ousted. Supposedly one of the best guarded places in Libya, unknown people managed to get onto the runway at Tripoli International Airport, plant an explosive device at dawn and detonate it using a timer, Transport Minister Abdelqader Mohammed Ahmed said. Authorities closed the airport, the gateway into Libya, for several hours. "When security and the airport protection force arrived they found a timer." Officials had first suspected rockets fired by militias had landed on the runway as gunfire could be heard during the night in the capital.




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