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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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"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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