Francois Hollande condemns Libya embassy attack

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".

Libyan Interior Minister Ashour Shuail (C) inspects the scene near the French embassy in Tripoli, after it was hit by an apparent car bomb
Libyan Interior Minister Ashour Shuail (C) inspects the scene near the French embassy in Tripoli, after it was hit by an apparent car bomb Credit: Reuters

The Libyan Interior Minister Ashour Shuail has visited the site of this morning's blast as investigations begin into the cause of the explosion.

Investigations begin into the explosion outside the French embassy
Investigations begin into the explosion outside the French embassy Credit: Reuters

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.

People stand in the wreckage of the apparent car bomb outside the French embassy in Tripoli
People stand in the wreckage of the apparent car bomb outside the French embassy in Tripoli Credit: Reuters

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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.