French embassy in Tripoli attacked, Libya calls it a `terror act`
Zee Media Bureau
Tripoli: In what Libya calls a terrorist act, French Embassy in Tripoli came under car bomb attack on Tuesday, injuring two French guards, reports said.
Reports say that a car laden with explosives detonated outside the embassy early morning.
The building of the embassy is said to have been extensively damaged in the attack.
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel Aziz condemned Tuesday`s car bomb attack on the French embassy in Tripoli, calling it a "terrorist act".
"We strongly condemn this act, which we regard as a terrorist act against a brother nation that supported Libya during the revolution" of 2011 that ousted the regime of Moammar Gaddafi, Abdel Aziz told AFP at the scene of the blast.
The car bomb wounded two French guards and caused extensive damage in the first attack on a foreign mission since militants stormed the US consulate in Benghazi in September.
It has been two years since Libyan civil war after Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011, however Libya is struggling as a nation when it comes to build a security cover.
With AFP Inputs
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