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French embassy in Tripoli hit by blast

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 - 00:26

April 23 - The French embassy in Tripoli was targeted by what appears to be a car bomb early Tuesday morning that injured two guards. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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France's embassy in Libya was hit by what appeared to be a car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two guards in the first such attack in the capital Tripoli since the end of the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Residents living near the embassy compound, in the capital's Hay Andalus area, said they heard two blasts early in the morning around 0700 a.m. (0500 GMT). "We think it was a booby trapped car," a French embassy official told Reuters. "There was a lot of damage and there are two guards wounded." In Paris, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius condemned what he called a heinous attack and said everything would be done to find the perpetrators. "I send my solidarity and deepest sympathy to the two injured French guards and my wishes for their recovery," he said in a statement.

French embassy in Tripoli hit by blast

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 - 00:26

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