Sunday, January 22, 2017

Italy Says Its Embassy Personnel Is Safe After Libya Bombing
January 21 at 6:04 PM

ROME — Italy’s foreign ministry says the staff at its embassy in Tripoli, Libya, are all safe after a car bombing “in the vicinity of the Italian and Egyptian embassies” in that city.

The ministry said late Saturday that a vehicle “full of explosives” blew up earlier in the evening and that “it seems” there were two victims, who presumably were the two people in the car.

Italy said that Libyan authorities have stepped up security near the Italian embassy, which was recently re-opened.

Rome, the former colonial power and participant in the 2011 NATO seven-month long bombing of the country. says it wants a unity government in Libya. The North African country has been wracked by fighting and other violence involving rival militias after the counter-revolution against the longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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