Agence France-PresseNovember 27, 2013 10:31
Suspected Islamic extremists destroyed a centuries-old shrine in the Libyan capital on Wednesday, but the tomb inside withstood the attack, witnesses said.
The explosives were placed around the mausoleum of Murad Agha, the first Ottoman governor of Tripoli, who ruled from 1551-1553. The shrine is attached to a mosque of the same name, which did not appear to have been damaged.
Witnesses at the scene told AFP the explosion went off at around 4:00 am (0200 GMT).