Libyan guards 'shot at migrants'

Libyan guards ‘shot at migrants fleeing bombed hangar’

The United Nations says it has received reports that Libyan guards shot at migrants as they tried to flee from airstrikes that hit a detention centre near Tripoli on Tuesday.

The UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that at least 53 people, including children, are now confirmed dead from the attack on the Tajoura camp.

It says that there were two airstrikes – one that hit an unoccupied garage and then a second that hit a hangar where there were about 120 refugees and migrants.

It says that guards opened fire as detainees tried to escape after the first impact.

The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, had said the attack could constitute a war crime.


Tajoura camp, via BBC
Tajoura camp, via BBC

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