Last updated: 9 August, 2011

Libyan capital rocked by several blasts

Three powerful blasts rocked a southwestern district of Tripoli early on Tuesday, sending flames into the night sky, an AFP correspondent in the Libyan capital said.

The explosions in the Fernej district struck at between 1:00 am (2300 GMT) and 2:00 am, he said, and they were followed by a series of smaller blasts, suggesting an arms depot had been hit.

Two other explosions followed at around 6 am.