Dozens Killed In Libya's Capital As Militia Opens Fire On Protesters

At least 31 people were killed and hundreds more injured when an armed militia opened fire on a crowd.

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At least 31 people were killed and more than 235 others injured Friday when gunmen opened fire on a group of protesters demonstrating against the presence of armed militia in Tripoli, state media reported.

"The demonstration was peaceful and had been permitted by the Interior Ministry, and then the protesters were fired on when they entered [the militia's district]," Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said in a TV interview Friday.

The number of injured and dead is expected to rise overnight.

Scenes from morgue/Bou sleem hospital tonight- all other shots too graphic to share #Tripoli

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Scenes from morgue/Bou sleem hospital tonight- all other shots too graphic to share #Tripoli

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