Arab League headquarters in Cairo attacked

August 5th, 2011 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS  

Cairo, Aug 5 (IANS) The headquarters of the Arab League - which had supported the move to impose a non-flying zone over Libya - was attacked in Cairo. Molotov cocktails were thrown at it by unidentified men, a media report said.

Two men riding a motorcycle threw two bottles of Molotov cocktail at the building Thursday, Xinhua reported citing independent news website El-Youm7.

The fire was extinguished, with no reports of damage or injuries.

Sources said there were rumours that a bomb was planted three days ago in the building, but police found nothing there.

The pan-Arab organisation was established in Cairo in 1945.

Analysts say some people are not satisfied with the Arab League, which supported the move to impose a non-flying zone over Libya but did not make any move towards demonstrations in Syria and Yemen.

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