Libyan officials say 5 foreigners killed in hotel attack

A Libyan security official says five foreigners have been killed by gunmen who stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel, AP reports.

Mahmoud Hamza, commander of the so-called Special Deterrent Force, told private satellite television station al-Nabaa that the situation is “under control,” though he couldn’t confirm the whereabouts of the gunmen. Hamza also said that there are no more hostages in the hotel

Reuters reported earlier today that gunmen stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners Tuesday, killing at least three guards and taking hostages.

The gunmen first detonated a car bomb outside the Corinthia Hotel, killing the three guards. At least three of the attackers then stormed the luxury hotel, fighting with security forces who tried to evacuate guests.

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