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Rare daytime NATO air strike rocks Tripoli

A NATO air strike shook the Libyan capital Tripoli in a rare daytime attack on Saturday. A Reuters...

Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi gestures as he enters the U.N. headquarters for the UN General Assembly on 23 September 2009. AFP

A NATO air strike shook the Libyan capital Tripoli in a rare daytime attack on Saturday.

A Reuters correspondent in the city reported hearing "one big boom" at about 0800 GMT (9 a.m. British time). "It came from the air. It was either a bomb or a missile," he said.

No further details were immediately available.

NATO bombed several sites in the capital on Friday night, Libyan state television and Arab news channel Al Arabiya reported. The Libyan broadcaster said NATO raids also caused "human and material" damage near Mizda, to the south.

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