Car Bomb Attack On French Embassy In Libya

Via France 24:

The French embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli was hit by a car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two guards.

The impact of the explosion severely damaged two villas and two cars parked near the building, while the windows of a shop 200 meters away were blown out.

“The walls of the embassy itself have been partly destroyed, and there is a fire in all three houses next to the embassy”, said FRANCE 24’s Libya correspondent Marine Casalis.

Authorities in Tripoli called the blast a “terrorist act”, according to AFP.

“The French authorities will do everything in their power to shed light on the circumstances surrounding this heinous attack”, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement on Tuesday.

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