June 19, 2011 / 5:53 PM / 9 years ago

Rockets hit residential area in Libya's Misrata

MISRATA, Libya, June 19 (Reuters) - Three rockets struck a residential area near the port in Libya’s rebel-held Misrata on Sunday, sending up large clouds of smoke and dust, a Reuters reporter in the city said.

Rockets have fallen only rarely inside the city since rebel fighters last month pushed forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi out of Misrata, which is located on the Mediterranean coast about 200 km (130 miles) east of Tripoli.

The reporter said he saw three rockets land in the Habara district, which is near the city’s oil refinery and its port, the main lifeline to the outside world. There was no immediate report of any casualties.

A rocket strike on the same area on Saturday killed a woman who was tending crops in her garden, one of her neighbours said. (Reporting by Matt Robinson; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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