Two explosions outside mosques in Tripoli, Lebanon, have killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 50, security sources and witnesses told Reuters.
The blasts, which appeared to be coordinated, went off as Friday prayers ended in the largely Sunni Muslim city.
At least seven people have been killed and dozens wounded in an explosion outside a mosque in Tripoli, Lebanon, Reuters reports.
Earlier, two blasts, one outside the mosque after Friday prayers ended and another in central Tripoli, rocked the Lebanese city.
Two explosions have rocked the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, with several casualties reported, witnesses and security sources told Reuters.
One blast was outside a mosque as Friday prayers ended and the other hit central Tripoli, the news agency reports.
French President Francois Hollande has condemned an attack on the French embassy in Libya as an attack on "all the countries engaged in the fight against terrorism".
The Libyan Interior Minister Ashour Shuail has visited the site of this morning's blast as investigations begin into the cause of the explosion.
French officials have expressed concern about the stability of Libya as they believe that some rebel fighters from Mali may have settled in the country.
The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says it was very fortunate that not more people were injured in this morning's bomb attack on the country's embassy in Tripoli, Libya.
"This attack could have been complete carnage, but two guards were injured, and they were injured gravely" Mr Fabius said.
"If this had happened a few minutes later when all the staff would have been there, this would have been a horrendous drama".
"This bombing was intended to kill but France will not bend" he continued.
Two security guards have been injured after an explosion outside the French embassy in Libya, reports Reuters.
A French embassy official told the news agency they believed the device was "a booby trapped car" and that "lots of damage" had been caused to the building.
Local residents say they heard two explosions early this morning.
The French Embassy in Tripoli has been attacked leaving two guards injured according to Reuters.
A French official has told Reuters that the attack appears to have been a car bomb.
Five men have been killed in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli today during sectarian clashes between gunmen loyal to opposing sides in neighbouring Syria's civil war, residents told Reuters.
Ten people have now died in sporadic clashes in the city since Tuesday, the latest bout of violence that has roots in Lebanon's own 15-year civil war but which has intensified as Syria's conflict polarised Lebanese society.
A car bomb exploded near the offices of the military police in Tripoli in the early hours of Saturday, a senior security source said.
Reuters reports that the attack is the first in the Libyan capital since the start of a revolt that toppled the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in August 2011.
Libyan leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil says he cannot use force against tribal leaders who are moving toward semi-autonomy for their oil-rich eastern region.
The step has raised fears of splitting Libya.
Mr Abdul-Jalil said his NTC does not have enough forces to confront the advocates of semi-autonomy.