RABAT - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi accused NATO states of murder in an audio speech broadcast late on Wednesday, days after the alliance acknowledged for the first time its bombs may have caused civilian casualties.

"You said, 'we hit our targets with precision', you murderers!" he said in a tirade against NATO on state television.

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"One day we will respond to you likewise and your homes will be legitimate targets," he said, warning of war in Europe, the United States and Asia.

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