Libyan security forces and emergency services surround Tripoli's central Corinthia Hotel on January 27, 2015 in the Libyan capital. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA
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A Libyan security official says nine people, including five foreigners, have been killed by gunmen who stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel.Other security sources claimed that the gunmen blew themselves up inside the hotel.Meanwhile, local television reported that the prime minister of Tripoli's rival government and three foreign nationals had been evacuated from the hotel that is often used by senior officials and overseas delegations.Libya is caught up in a conflict involving two rival governments -- an internationally recognized one based in eastern Libya and a rival administration set up in Tripoli after an armed faction called Libya Dawn took over the capital.
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