NATO confirms attack on Brega bunker

NATO confirmed Saturday it had attacked a bunker in the eastern Libyan city of Brega, an attack which the Moamer Gaddafi regime said killed 16 Muslim clerics, DPA reported.

In a statement, NATO said: "Although we cannot confirm these allegations, we regret the loss of innocent lives where it occurs."

"The building in Brega was clearly identified as a command centre," it added.

The Libyan government on Friday said the building where the scholars were killed was a government-owned guest house.

Brega, an oil port, is under control of forces loyal to Gaddafi, although rebels have been trying to take it for weeks.

[Source: Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Brussels, 14May11]

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