Tripoli airport runway hit by bomb, not rocket, says Libya minister

Aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac at Tripoli airport. (File photo: Reuters)

A runway at Libya's Tripoli airport was hit on Friday by a bomb planted there at night and then set off with a timer, not rockets as previously thought, the country's transport minister said.

"There was a small explosion," Abdelqadir Mohammed Ahmed told Reuters. Authorities closed the airport for several hours
after the explosion.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:52 - GMT 10:52