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Two loud explosions heard near Gaddafi residence in Tripoli

delhi Updated: Apr 02, 2011 08:13 IST

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Two loud explosions rocked the Libyan capital Tripoli today close to the tightly-guarded residence of leader Muammar Gaddafi and military targets in the suburb of Tajura were also hit, an AFP correspondent reported.

The first explosion was heard around 1630 GMT, followed by a second some three minutes later in the Bab Al-Azizya district, and ambulance sirens were heard shortly afterwards.

At around the same time, seven other explosions were reported in the suburb of Tajura, site of several military camps and an almost-nightly target of the air raids.

A resident said planes were seen firing five missiles at a military radar installation and another reported seeing flames and a column of smoke from the site. NATO-led coalition aircraft had been seen in the skies over the capital earlier in the afternoon.