By Libya Herald staff.
London, 6 August 2014:
Eighteen Sudanese nationals are reported to have been killed in a single . . .[restrict]rocket strike in Tripoli.
The Sudanese News Agency SUNA reported that the deadly attack took place yesterday, adding that the targeting of the Sudanese workers appeared to have been unintentional.
On Monday, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti said the situation in Libya had “not yet reached the critical stage which necessitated evacuation”.
The lives of other foreign construction workers from neighbouring countries, often living in cramped and poorly maintained buildings on the outskirts of Tripoli have already been lost as a result of fighting in the capital.
Tens of thousands of of foreign nationals have fled Libya since clashes in and around Tripoli International Airport began last month. Fifty thousand of them have been Egyptian.
On Monday British, Irish and German citizens were evacuated from Tripoli aboard the British survey ship HMS Enterprise. Chinese Filipino and Pakistani workers, who are being advised by their governments to quit the country, have been leaving increasingly in higher numbers.