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