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Reports: French Embassy In Tripoli Hit By Car Bomb

Car-Bomb Attack On French Embassy In Libya
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France's embassy in Libya has been the target of a car bomb that injured two guards and caused extensive damage.

Libyan officials speaking on condition of anonymity said the injured guards were both French, and one was in serious condition.

The April 23 attack caused major damage to the embassy compound, destroying an outer wall and sparking a fire.

The motive for the bombing was not immediately clear.

In Paris, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius condemned the bombing, calling it an "abhorrent act," and said his ministry was "in liaison with the Libyan authorities."

Diplomatic missions have been targeted in Libya before, most notably an attack on the U.S. mission in the eastern city of Benghazi in September 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, dpa, and AP