Sufi shrine in Tripoli being attacked with a digger
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Libya Sufi shrines attacked 'by Islamist hardliners'

A Sufi Muslim shrine has been bulldozed in the Libyan capital Tripoli - the latest in a series of attacks blamed on ultra-conservative Salafi Islamists.

Tripoli residents said men with bulldozers attacked the shrine of al-Shaab al-Dahmani, unimpeded by police.

The attack came a day after hardliners were accused of damaging the tomb of a Sufi scholar in the city of Zlitan.

Bethany Bell reports from Cairo.

  • 26 Aug 2012
  • From the section Africa