23 April 2013

Libya: French Embassy in Tripoli Hit By Car Bomb

Tripoli — An apparent car bomb has exploded outside the French Embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wounding two guards and causing extensive damage.

A French source confirmed the attack against the Embassy and said one guard was seriously wounded and another lightly hurt.

Residents living near the Embassy compound, in the capital's Hay Andalus area, said they heard two blasts early in the morning around 0700 a.m. (0500 GMT).

"We heard a loud blast at 7:00 am. It was a big mistake to site the French Embassy in our neighbourhood," said a local resident.

The Libyan Foreign Minister called the attack in Tripoli a "terrorist" incident.

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