Gunmen in Libya storm Tripoli hotel, blow up car bomb & kill guards

A group of gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, leaving at least three guards dead. A standoff is continuing, with conflicting reports about hostages being taken.

The gunmen are believed to belong to an Islamist group affiliated with Islamic State. It is believed the attack may have been motivated by the presence of foreign guests in the hotel. The attackers are reportedly holed up on the hotel’s 20th floor.