Rebels say three killed in Misrata clashes

BEIRUT - Rebels said pro-Gaddafi forces fired mortars at residential areas in Misrata on Saturday and that three people were killed in clashes in the coastal Libyan city.
A rebel spokesman, Gemal Salem, said forces loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi targeted a dairy factory and another that makes cooking oil. It was not immediately possible to independently verify their allegations.
"The (Gaddafi) forces are still firing mortars at residential areas. There are clashes in Tripoli Street. Three people were killed today and 25 wounded," the spokesman said.
"He wants to starve the people it seems, his forces targeted the dairy factory and the factory that produces cooking oil, in addition to this his forces shelled three bakeries ...," he said.