BREAKING: Gunmen Launch Deadly Assault On Libya Hotel

Published on January 27, 2015

How much would you like to bet that the gunmen were ‘Religion Of Peace’ adherents?

Al-Jazeera – Gunmen have stormed a luxury hotel in Libya’s capital, killing at least three guards and five foreigners, officials said.

The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea.

Mahmoud Hamza, commander of the so-called Special Deterrent Force, told  private satellite television station al-Nabaa that the situation was “under control” on Tuesday afternoon, though he couldn’t confirm the whereabouts of the gunmen.

He also said five foreigners were killed, without elaborating, according to a report from the AP news agency.

Another security official earlier said the gunmen killed three guards and took hostages, but had no further information on the captives’ identities. He also said that two commercial landmark towers behind the hotel were evacuated out of security concerns. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to reporters.

Read more: Al Jazeera