In Libya its understood at least two missiles struck Colonel Gaddafi’s sprawling Bab al-Aziziyah compound early on Monday.
A government spokesman confirmed three people were killed and called it an, ‘assassination attempt’. He said the Libyan leader was in a safe place.
Dozens of Gaddafi supporters climbed on top of the ruins which had housed political offices, chanting support for their leader and raising Libya’s green flag.
The bombing temporarily knocked state television off the air and badly damaged a reception hall for visiting dignitaries.
Foreign journalists were taken to the scene where they were told the attack was a cowardly attempt to pursue one person.
State TV subsequently showed injured people including children being treated at a local hospital who had allegedly been caught in the attack. According to the Gaddafi official 45 people were injured.
The three who were killed were office workers and security guards.
Its not the first time the compound has been the target of Nato. Last month an administrative building was hit.
Nato air strike targets Gaddafi compound