Monday, 13 April 2015

Libya violence: Bomb explodes outside Moroccan embassy

A bomb has exploded at the gates of the Moroccan embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, security officials say, hours after two people were shot dead outside South Korea's embassy.

There was some damage to cars nearby, but no reports of injuries. The embassy is not currently operational.
On Sunday, gunmen opened fire from a passing car on a security post at the South Korean embassy.
The militant group Islamic State said it carried out that attack.
The device at the Moroccan embassy in the Bin Ashour area of Tripoli was left in a bag at the gate.
The blast in the early hours on Monday morning was "very strong, and the house was shaking for few seconds," a witness told the AFP news agency.
It was unclear whether there was anyone in the embassy at the time and no one has yet said they carried out the attack.
Morocco has hosted UN-sponsored talks between rival Libyan government factions.

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