NATO: Gadhafi forces caught mining Misrata port

Albanian ferry Red Star 1 evacuating the injured and refugees fleeing Misrata, April 28, 2011.

From the AP:  NATO says its warships have intercepted several boats laying anti-shipping mines outside the harbor of the Libyan city of Misrata.

British Brig. Rob Weighill, director of operations in Libya, said the incident occurred Friday morning, and the boats belonged to forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi.

NATO crews are disposing of the mines, he said speaking via teleconference from the operation’s headquarters in Naples.  (photo: AP)

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