American, French, South Korean, 2 Filipinas died in Libya attack

An image grab taken from an AFPTV video shows fire and smoke rising in front of the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli on Jan 27, 2015 after gunmen stormed the luxury hotel. -- PHOTO: AFP
An image grab taken from an AFPTV video shows fire and smoke rising in front of the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli on Jan 27, 2015 after gunmen stormed the luxury hotel. -- PHOTO: AFP

TRIPOLI (AFP) - An American, a French citizen, a South Korean and two Filipinas were the five foreigners killed when gunmen assaulted a luxury hotel in Tripoli on Tuesday, a security official said.

Earlier, Issam al-Naass had said five foreigners died after the gunmen set off a car bomb outside the Corinthia Hotel in the Libyan capital, then rushed inside and opened fire.

He did not give the identities of any of the dead.