Blast outside Algeria embassy in Libya

Algeria and most other countries evacuated their diplomats in the summer during fighting between rival factions

Blast outside Algeria embassy in Libya

World Bulletin/News Desk

An explosion outside the Algerian embassy in Libya's capital Tripoli damaged nearby vehicles on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, residents and witnesses said.

"Preliminary reports indicate that a bomb was planted last night in a security building next to the Algerian embassy in Tripoli and was detonated this morning," a security source who requested anonymity told The Anadolu Agency.

An eyewitness told AA that a security guard suffered minor wounds from shrapnel, and that the embassy building was not damaged from the bombing.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Algeria and most other countries evacuated their diplomats in the summer during fighting between rival factions who are battling for control of the oil-producing North African state three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

Bombs exploded in November near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Tripoli, which has been controlled by a faction called Libya Dawn since the summer.

 

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