Three hard boyz die in sting op outside Tripoli
Three men suspected of planning bomb attacks were killed in a sting operation outside the capital on Sunday.
"The brain of the operation refused to surrender and fought fiercely which resulted in the death of three people, including him," Saleh Darhoub, spokesman for the outgoing National Transitional Council (NTC) said.
|The sting operators might have reversed the red and green wires on the bombs to be delivered to the perps, just for fun...|
Five members of the interior ministry brigade which carried out the bust were wounded. The clashes took place in a farm in Al Aziziya, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the capital, he added.
Darhoub said that the explosives discovered in the area matched those found by security forces who had foiled "seven bombing plots". He declined to give details on possible targets.
The sting operation came just one day after a gun battle and a car bomb rocked a market place in the centre of the Libyan capital, leaving one person wounded, according to medics and witnesses. On Sunday, armed assailants laid siege to a residence of Red
Thingy Cross staff in the western Libyan city of Misrata, pushing the organization to suspend its work there and in the eastern city of Benghazi.
The organization condemned the attack saying it marked the fifth such incident in the two cities in less than three months. The NTC said it condemned the violence as "a government and a people".
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