Attack against Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya

After setting off a car bomb, several gunmen have stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli. A stand off is reported at this time. There is no clear information yet as to how many gunmen attacked and whether any staff or guests are trapped inside the hotel. Three guards are reported dead. Most staff and guests were evacuated.

The Corinthia Hotel is popular with government officials and foreign diplomats.