Gunfire heard near Tripoli hotel: Reuters witness

TRIPOLI Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:22pm EDT

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy gunfire rang out near the Tripoli hotel where members of the foreign media are staying, a Reuters correspondent at the hotel said on Sunday.

The reporter said it sounded like a burst of automatic gunfire.

(Reporting by Miss Ryan; Writing by Richard Valdmanis)