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Saturday, 22 March 2014 | MYT 2:02 AM

Runway in Libyan capital hit by bomb, not rockets - minister

TRIPOLI (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.

(Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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