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Libyan security forces open fire on protesters in Tripoli

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi opened fire on protesters in several areas of the capital Tripoli after the main weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, witnesses told AFP by telephone.

world Updated: Feb 25, 2011 20:47 IST

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi opened fire on protesters in several areas of the capital Tripoli after the main weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, witnesses told AFP by telephone.

"The security forces fired indiscrimately on the demonstrators," said a resident of one of the eastern suburbs that had seen previous clashes between opponents of the regime and its remaining loyalists.

"There were deaths in the streets of Sug al-Jomaa," the resident said.

Residents of other eastern suburbs, including Ben Ashur and Fashlum, said they had witnessed "sustained gunfire against anyone in the streets."