Car bomb explodes near Italian embassy in Tripoli

Car bomb explodes near Italian embassy in Tripoli

January 21, 2017 - 22:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Targeting the Italian embassy days after reopening in Tripoli is a strong message to the Italians to reconsider their political agenda, observers say.

A car bomb has exploded nearby the Qasir Libya Hotel – Al-Dahra, an area close to the Italian embassy in Tripoli.

A security source said that the man who carried out the blast in Al-Dahra neighborhood, Tripoli, parked his car in the middle of the road near the Planning Ministry after he had been chased by the security personnel tasked to secure the Italian embassy.

“He was chased as he was rendered a suspect when he tried to park next to the Italian embassy.” The source added.

The Red Crescent said they recovered two bodies from the exploded car for the driver and his companion.

No further details about casualties have been reported yet.

Observers say targeting the Italian embassy days after reopening in Tripoli is a strong message to the Italians to reconsider their political agenda.

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