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Clinton arrives in Libya on unannounced visit

updated 7:53 AM EST, Tue October 18, 2011 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi before travelling to Libya today Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Tripoli on Tuesday, making her the first Cabinet-level American official to visit Libya since the ouster of longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi. Clinton landed under tight security in a country where forces loyal to the transitional government are still battling Gadhafi loyalists. She was slated to meet with officials of the National Transitional Council and planned to offer U.S. medical assistance for those wounded in the fighting, according to a…