Islamic State believed behind Spanish embassy bombing in Libya

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Downtown Tripoli.

A BOMB exploded yesterday evening (April 20) outside the Spanish embassy in Tripoli, Libya.

Luckily nobody was injured as the building has remained empty since Spain, like most Western countries, pulled diplomats out of the country months ago after heavy fighting broke out between rival armed groups.

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The bomb, which was thrown from a passing vehicle, went off just before 1am local time, and caused damage to the building’s outer walls, witnesses have reported.

Islamic State militants have been claiming a string of killings of foreigners along with attacks on embassies and oilfields in Libya over recent months, creating chaos in the North African country where two separate governments fight for control four years after Muammar Gaddafi was ousted.

Last Sunday, the group claimed to have killed around 30 Ethiopian Christians, just two months after 21 Egyptian Copts were beheaded on a beach.





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