Murad Agha mosque

Suspected Islamic extremists destroyed a centuries-old shrine in the Libyan capital on Wednesday [26 November], but the tomb inside withstood the attack, witnesses said. The explosives were placed around the mausoleum of Murad Agha, the first Ottoman governor of Tripoli, who ruled from 1551-1553. The shrine is attached to a mosque of the same name, which did not appear to have been damaged.

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