Tripoli, 5 Oct: Gunmen attacked a Libyan military post south-east of the capital Tripoli early today, killing 15 soldiers, an official and Libya’s state news agency said. The attackers rode vehicles topped with machine guns, the military official said. The highway between the towns of Tarhuna and Bani Walid, on which the post was located, was closed immediately after the attack in an attempt to track down the attackers. The official said the attack took place at Wishtata area, some 60 km from the entrance to Bani Walid. The town was one of the last strongholds for supporters of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in the country’s 2011 civil war, and was besieged again by pro-government militias last year. ap