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NATO deny Tripoli attack; Misrata hit by shelling

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NATO deny Tripoli attack; Misrata hit by shelling

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Libyan government forces continue to bombard the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata, as Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s state television reported that a NATO airstrike had left seven people dead and wounded 18 others in the capital Tripoli.

NATO deny the attack.

A spokesperson for the rebels say there is fighting near Libya’s western border with Tunisia.

The frontier town of Wazin as well as the Libyan towns of Zintan and Nalut are coming under Grad missile attack.

Rebels say their forces are well armed and are repelling pro-Gaddafi attacks.

Overnight, mortar fire in Misrata claimed rebel lives.

Libya’s third largest city and the only anti-Gaddafi base in the west, Misrata is under constant fire from government forces.

Hundreds of people have died since the fighting started seven weeks ago.