September 15, 2014 / 1:18 PM / 5 years ago

Grad rocket hits near Libya's Zawiya refinery

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Grad rocket hit an area close to Libya’s 120,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Zawiya west of the capital Tripoli, state news agency LANA said on Monday.

The rocket did not cause any damage to the refinery, which is also home to a large oil port, LANA said, adding that the refinery was working normally.

Mohamed El Harari, spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC), said the rocket had missed the refinery.

The near-miss happened on Sunday but the agency said more rockets hit the town of Zawiya on Monday. No more information was immediately available.

Libya is in turmoil three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi. An armed opposition group seized Tripoli in August, forcing the elected parliament and senior officials to relocate to the eastern city of Tobruk.

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