Russia Criticizes NATO Attack in Libya

MOSCOW -- A Russian lawmaker who often expresses the Kremlin's views on foreign affairs has condemned the NATO air strike on Tripoli that Libyan officials said killed a son and three grandchildren of Muammar Qaddafi.

"More and more facts indicate that the aim of the anti-Libyan coalition is the physical destruction of Qaddafi," Konstantin Kosachyov said Sunday.

The NATO missile strike late Saturday hit a Qaddafi family compound in Tripoli.

In Brussels, NATO spokeswoman Carmen Romero said the report of deaths remains unconfirmed.

"We targeted a military command and control building with a precision strike," she said. "It was not targeted against any individual. It was a military target, clearly linked to the Qaddafi's regime's systematic attacks on the civilian population."