Rare daytime NATO air strike rocks Tripoli

Reuters News
Posted: May 28, 2011 4:43 AM
Rare daytime NATO air strike rocks Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A NATO air strike shook the Libyan capital Tripoli in a rare daytime attack on Saturday.

A Reuters correspondent in the city reported hearing "one big boom" at about 0800 GMT (4 a.m. EDT). "It came from the air. It was either a bomb or a missile," he said.

No further details were immediately available.

NATO bombed several sites in the capital on Friday night, Libyan state television and Arab news channel Al Arabiya reported. The Libyan broadcaster said NATO raids also caused "human and material" damage near Mizda, to the south.

(Reporting by Joe Logan, editing by Peter Millership)