Libyan IS group claims hotel attack

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Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans.

In a statement posted on jihadi forums today, the group called Islamic State in Tripoli Province said it launched the attack yesterday to avenge the death of Abu Anas al-Libi.

Al-Libi was snatched off a street in Tripoli by US special forces and died in US custody due to complications from liver surgery.

The group identified the attackers as Abu Ibrahim al-Tunsi and Abu Suleiman al-Sudani, noms de guerre that suggest the attackers were Tunisian and Sudanese.

The attack targeted the seaside Corinthia Hotel and also killed five guards.

Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015 by The News Editor

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