Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Car Bomb Wounds 2 at French Embassy in Tripoli

Libyan security forces gather outside the French embassy building in Tripoli following a car bomb attack, April 23, 2013.
France has condemned a car bombing at its embassy in the Libyan capital, calling the attack a heinous act.

Officials say the explosion early Tuesday at the embassy in the Hay Andalus area of Tripoli wounded two guards and caused extensive damage. The Libyan Foreign Ministry calls the attack a "terrorist" incident.

French President Francois Hollande says his government expects Libyan authorities to help make the circumstances of the attack clear in order to bring those responsible to justice.

He also says the bombing targets all countries involved in fighting terrorism.

Libya has struggled with instability and violence since the ouster of long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi in late 2011.

An attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last September killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

from VOA News
April 23, 2013

more photos from XINHUA:

Libyan security personnel gather outside the French embassy following a car bomb blast, in Tripoli, Libya, April 23, 2013. A car bomb exploded early Tuesday near the French embassy in the Libyan capital, injuring at least two guards, security sources said. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

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