Libyan TV shows Gaddafi driving in Tripoli


Libyan state television on Thursday broadcast footage of Muammar Gaddafi driving around Tripoli in an open-top vehicle and said he went on the outing while the Libyan capital was being bombed by NATO.

Wearing a green safari hat, dark glasses and a black jacket, Gaddafi pumped his fists in the air and waved as pedestrians chased his convoy of SUVs through the streets.

A screen caption said the trip had taken place earlier yesterday, while Tripoli was under NATO air attack.

NATO carried out air strikes on Tripoli yesterday, state-run Al-Libiya TV reported, while Reuters correspondents said they heard four blasts and saw plumes of smoke rising from the southeast of the city.