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Bombs explode near Egypt, UAE embassies in Libya

Bombs explode near Egypt, UAE embassies in Libya

Thu 13 Nov 2014 at 12:28


NNA – Bombs exploded near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Thursday though there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage in the attacks.

Both Egypt and the United Arab Emirates had followed other nations in pulling diplomatic staff out of the capital over the summer after armed clashes in Tripoli between armed factions battling for control of the North African state.

A Reuters witness said the Egyptian embassy bomb had slightly damaged buildings and some stores, but it was not clear if the embassy had been hit.

There were no immediate details of whether embassies were the target of the bombs or whether any staff or security guards were in the buildings at the time. — Reuters