Libyan gunmen hit police station, free 2 detainees

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Posted: Apr 04, 2013 9:27 AM

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan security official says gunmen have stormed a police station in Tripoli, taking two detainees with them.

He says the attackers first set off a bomb at the police station. Then they tied up seven policemen and grabbed three rifles before fleeing with the two.

The Thursday attack was just the latest of many similar incidents involving armed Libyans.

The official said no one was hurt in the police station attack. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.

No details about the two detainees were immediately known.

Two years after the country's civil war, Libya is struggling to build a unified army and reign in militias, which include rebels who fought to oust the country's longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.