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Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by AlYunaniya Staff No Comments

UAE embassy in Libya attacked; No injuries


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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy in Tripoli was attacked on Thursday morning, a Libyan interior ministry spokesman said.

“An attack happened this morning on the Emirati embassy – there are no casualties. An investigation is under way,” Interior Ministry Spokesman Rami Kaal told Reuters without giving further details.

A security source said it appeared a rocket-propelled grenade had been fired at the embassy compound.

No injuries were reported.

The UAE embassy compound in Tripoli is in an area which houses many embassies.

On Tuesday, a mortar attack was fired apparently targeting Tripoli’s Corinthia hotel but t went off course and hit flats nearby. Corinthia is a hotel visited by government officials but also a building housing several foreign missions.

There has been a series of bombings in recent months in Libya which have mainly targeted diplomats and missions.

The Tunisian consulate was attacked early in July while France’s embassy in Tripoli was bombed in April.

U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other American officials had been killed when an armed gang attacked the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan coastal city of Benghazi in September last year.





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