Libya Car Bomb Hits French Embassy

Tripoli blast injures 2 guards

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 23, 2013 4:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two guards were injured when a car bomb exploded outside France's embassy in Tripoli this morning in the first such attack on a foreign mission in the Libyan capital since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi. French President Francois Hollande called the bombing an attack on "all countries in the international community fighting terrorism," and said France expects Libyan authorities to "shed the fullest light on this unacceptable act," the AP reports. The security situation in Libya is still dicey but until now, the capital has been seen as much safer than eastern cities including Benghazi, where an attack killed the US ambassador and three other Americans last fall, Reuters adds.

Security personnel inspect the site of a car bomb that targeted the French embassy, wounding two French guards and causing extensive damage.   (AP Photo/Abdul Majeed Forjani)
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