June 7, 2011
A series of loud bomb blasts rang out in Tripoli Tuesday morning — some seeming to come from near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s compound as NATO’s air campaign continued.
At least 10 blasts were heard in Tripoli and dark smoke hung in the air in the area near the compound. It was unclear, however, what exactly the bombs had struck.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Libyan state television showed images of destroyed buildings, damaged studios and satellite vehicles — saying it was the aftermath of a different NATO airstrike that allegedly hit its facilities in Tripoli.
NATO disputed the account.
“We did not target or hit the Libyan broadcast facilities. What we did target was the military intelligence headquarters in downtown Tripoli,” the alliance said. “The story coming from Libyan officials that we targeted and hit the state broadcaster’s building is bogus.”