Shelling in Misrata targets shelter, five dead

By REUTERS
April 4, 2011 22:36

 
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RABAT - At least five people were killed when forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi shelled a residential area in the besieged city of Misrata late on Monday, a doctor said, warning the death toll was likely to keep rising.




"The reception in the hospital is full. Five people were confirmed killed in the last two hours and five more are in critical condition," the doctor, who gave his name as Ramadan, told Reuters by phone from the city.




A second medic said the latest artillery assault on Libya's third biggest city had left many wounded but medical teams were unable to reach them because of sporadic shelling.


A rebel spokesman said the attack by pro-Gaddafi troops lasted four hours. The doctor said he was told by emergency crews the bombardment had targeted a school serving as a makeshift shelter for residents fleeing the fighting in other parts of Misrata

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