A car bomb has exploded at the French Embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, injuring two guards, embassy officials told Reuters.
Initial reports say the attack was a booby trapped car.
“There was an attack on the embassy. We think it was a booby trapped car,” an official told Reuters, adding that the blast caused a lot of damage.
Black smoke billowed from the wreckage of the vehicle that exploded close to the Embassy’s entrance as fire crews arrived to put out the flames.
Part of the embassy complex’s outer wall was partly destroyed in the explosion as well as two nearby cars.