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State Dept. Official Confirms One American Dead in Libya Hotel Attack

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The attack started in the morning hours and included a car bombing, said Essam al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency.

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Officials say five foreigners, an American, a French national and three citizens of former Soviet republics, died when gunman stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital.

Essam al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, said the attack Tuesday claimed the lives of five foreigners and five guards.

A senior U.S. State Department official confirmed the death of one American, but provided no details.

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