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2 Wounded in French Embassy Attack in Tripoli

The first images are emerging of an explosion that struck the French Embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

At 7 a.m. local time, a car said to be carrying explosives was detonated outside the building in the smart residential area of al-Andalus.

The blast wounded two guards and destroyed the reception. Neighboring houses are also said to have suffered extensive damage.

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel Aziz has condemned the bombing as a “terrorist act.”

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is travelling to Tripoli where Libyan authorities are working closely with the French to find out who was responsible.

Security remains a concern in post-war Libya. A U.S. mission was attacked in Benghazi last September, but this incident marks the first strike on a diplomatic mission in the capital.

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