Car bomb hit French embassy in Tripoli

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More

April 23, AP – An apparent car bomb has hit France’s embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli. At least two guards were reportedly wounded in the attack.

At least two guards were injured early Tuesday in a car bomb attack on the French embassy in Tripoli, an unnamed embassy official told the news agency Reuters.

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“There was an attack on the embassy. We think it was a booby trapped car,” the official said.

“There was a lot of damage and there are two guards wounded.”

According to news agency AFP the embassy building was badly damaged and two cars parked nearby were destroyed.

It is the first such attack in the Libyan capital since the death of ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi in October 2011.

Associated press writer for human rights observers – contributed to this report.

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