Bombs hit near Egypt, UAE embassies in Libya

Municipality workers clean up the debris as Libyan security forces inspect the scene of a car bombing outside the UAE embassy in Tripoli on November 13, 2014Two car bombs struck near the shuttered Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Libya’s militia-controlled capital within minutes of each other Thursday, an AFP correspondent and a UAE official said. Two guards posted outside the empty Egyptian embassy compound were wounded in the first blast, Libya’s LANA news agency reported. Three more posted outside the empty UAE compound were wounded in the second, a senior official told AFP in Abu Dhabi. Both governments are considered hostile by the Islamist-led militias which seized Tripoli in August in an offensive during which UAE warplanes carried out strikes against them from neighbouring Egypt.

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