French Embassy in Libyan Capital Hit by Car Bomb
France’s embassy in Libya was hit by an apparent car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two French guards and bringing violence to the capital after attacks on foreign missions in the east.
It was the first assault on a diplomatic mission in Tripoli, considered safer than the rest of the North African country, since the end of the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, leaving Libya awash with weapons and roaming armed groups.
There have been several similar attacks, notably in the eastern city of Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed last September.
U.S. officials say militants with ties to al Qaeda were mostly likely involved in that attack but no-one has claimed it.