14 injured in Libya clashes: paper

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Tripoli, Feb 16 (AFP) Fourteen people were injured inclashes between security forces and demonstrators in theeastern city of Benghazi overnight, a Libyan newspaperreported today.

The paper, Quryna, said the unrest late yesterday was thework of "saboteurs" among a group of protesters.

Three demonstrators and 10 members of the security forceswere injured, a hospital director said, quoted in thenewspaper, without identifying the other casualty. None of theinjuries was serious.

Security forces had intervened to halt a confrontationbetween supporters of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, who hasbeen in power for more than 40 years, and the demonstrators,it said.

The protest was started by families of prisoners killedin a 1996 shooting in Tripoli''s Abu Salim prison demanding therelease of their lawyer, it said. (AFP)

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