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Runway in Libyan capital hit by bomb, not rockets: minister

File - Aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac at Tripoli airport September 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Anis Mili)

TRIPOLI: A runway at Libya's Tripoli airport was hit on Friday by a bomb planted there at night and then set off with a timer, not rockets as previously thought, the country's transport minister said.

"There was a small explosion," Abdelqadir Mohammed Ahmed told Reuters. Authorities closed the airport for several hours after the explosion.

 

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