Bomb found under Italian embassy car in Libya

Back of Italian embassy car damaged by a bomb, Tripoli, 11 June 2013 Diplomats had parked the car to go shopping

Related Stories

A bomb has been found under an Italian embassy car in Libya's capital Tripoli.

Diplomats had parked the car and gone shopping in the central Zawiyat Dahmani area when the driver noticed the device, officials said.

Police cordoned the area off and the bomb exploded, causing damage mainly to the back of the car. No-one was killed or injured.

A foreign ministry spokesman in Rome said two embassy officials had been travelling in the car.

Libyan authorities have been struggling to ensure security since former leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in late 2011.

In April, a car bomb outside the French embassy in Tripoli injured two French guards and a number of residents.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Africa stories

RSS

Features

  • Nigel Farage (left) and Douglas CarswellWho's next?

    The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP


  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814


  • President Barack Obama pauses during a press conference on 28 August.'No strategy'

    Obama's gaffe on Islamic State reveals political truth


  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea


  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.