Libya: French Embassy In Tripoli Hit By VBIED
Update: Video Of Aftermath

One resident stated: "It was a big mistake to site the French embassy in our neighbourhood"

A car bomb has exploded outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several residents.

The blast in Tripoli destroyed the embassy's ground-floor reception area and perimeter wall, as well as damaging neighbouring homes and shops.


French President Francois Hollande called on Libya to act swiftly over this "unacceptable" attack.

It is the first major attack on a foreign embassy in the Libyan capital.

Tuesday's explosion happened shortly after 07:00 (05:00 GMT) in a smart residential area of Tripoli.

One of the embassy's guards was severely injured while the other suffered lighter injuries. Several residents were also slightly hurt.

One young girl suffered a spinal cord injury and was being transferred to neighbouring Tunisia for treatment, her father told the BBC[...]

Many neighbours who gathered in the street to survey the damage were shaken and upset by what had happened, our correspondent says.

They told her that there was a lack of proper policing for such a potentially high-profile target

"It was a big mistake to site the French embassy in our neighbourhood," a local resident said.

I'm sure the jihadi will be caught like those responsible for the Benghazi terror attack were, oh wait...

Update: Here is another image taken shortly after

Update II:

Posted by: Stable Hand at 10:37 AM


1 Maybe the French will start to get a clue....Nah.

Posted by: Kafiroon at April 23, 2013 11:12 AM

2 It is a mistake for civilized people to visit mohamadan countries. And vise versa.

Posted by: EROWMER at April 23, 2013 12:04 PM

3 It was a mistake, Even the French agree with that.

Posted by: obsidian at April 23, 2013 01:11 PM

4 Greetings:

Quoting and adding: "It is the first major attack on a foreign embassy in the Libyan capital." On a Tuesday, in April, in 2013.

Them Muslims sure do have a way with words.

Posted by: 11B40 at April 23, 2013 04:11 PM

5 That doesn't appear to be much of a bomb, although those injured might disagree. The Frogs were lucky for the wake up call. They may even act, where Chimpie won't.

Posted by: Mark at April 23, 2013 04:37 PM

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