Gunfight, car blast rock central Tripoli - Pakistan Today

Gunfight, car blast rock central Tripoli

A gunbattle between youths allegedly competing for space in a market place and a car blast rocked the centre of the Libyan capital on Saturday, leaving one wounded, residents and security sources said. “There was a fight between youths over market space,” Mohammed, a young resident of Al-Rashid neighbourhood near Martyr’s Square, told AFP. “They were shooting at each other and throwing gelatin,” an easily available TNT-based explosive used in fishing, said the resident, adding that the fighting took place at around dawn. A car blast — apparently caused by gelatin — rocked the same area. “The car, a Honda Civic, blew up to pieces,” said a guard stationed at the military police base just metres (yards) from where the blast took place. He said the blast could have been caused by “fishing explosives” that were either in or thrown at the car.

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