Report: French embassy hit by car bomb in Libya

Two security guards have been injured after an explosion outside the French embassy in Libya, reports Reuters.

Two security guards where injured in the explosion
Two security guards where injured in the explosion Credit: REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

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.

People stand among debris outside the French embassy after the building was attacked, in Tripoli April 23, 2013.
People stand among debris outside the French embassy after the building was attacked, in Tripoli April 23, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Local residents say they heard two explosions early this morning.

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French embassy attack in Libya

Two guards have been injured following an attack on the French Embassy in the Libyan capital of Libya, Reuters reports.