|Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's office in his immense Tripoli residence was destroyed in an air strike|
A Libyan official accompanying journalists at the scene said 45 people were wounded, 15 seriously, in the bombing. He added that he did not know whether there were victims under the rubble.
"It was an attempt to assassinate Colonel Kadhafi," he affirmed.
A meeting room facing Kadhafi's office was badly damaged by the blast.
NATO warplanes had already late Friday targeted the Bab Al-Aziziya district, where the presidential compound is located.