Blasts, sustained gunfire in Tripoli -Reuters witness

Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:34pm GMT

TRIPOLI Aug 20 (Reuters) - Multiple explosions rocked Tripoli on Saturday night and repeated anti-aircraft fire was seen streaking across the sky, a Reuters reporter in the city said.

Sustained gunfire and thuds were heard in the distance and residents of Tajoura, on Tripoli's eastern outskirts, reported clashes were under way. (Reporting by Missy Ryan; editing by Richard Valdmanis in Tunis and Mike Nesbit)

Market Update

  • Africa
  • US
  • Europe
  • Asia
UK £ USD =1.5075
Euro USD =1.0625
Rand USD =0.0692