NATO strikes munitions bunkers near Tripoli

BRUSSELS - NATO conducted an air strikeagainst munitions bunkers 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the Libyancapital Tripoli on Wednesday, a NATO official said.

A loud explosion was heard in Tripoli on Wednesday afternoonand the Al Arabiya television station reported two explosionsclose to Tripoli's airport.

"We can confirm there was a deliberate air strike onmunitions bunkers roughly 13 km southeast of Tripoli," a NATOofficial said, when asked about the explosions.

He gave no moredetails.

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