French Embassy In Libya Hit By 'Car Bomb' In Tripoli

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approved geneva;”>The BBC’s Rana Jawad, at the scene, said the embassy’s reception area had been completely destroyed as well as parts of neighbouring homes.

One official told Reuters news agency: “We think it was a booby-trapped car.”

The explosion happened shortly after 07:00 (05:00 GMT) in a smart, residential area of Tripoli.


The blast took place in a small side street, causing extensive damage to the buildings and parked cars, our correspondent said.

She said neighbours were upset and shaken up by the attack, and told her they no longer wanted to live beside an embassy.

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