Burned car outside Russian embassy after Tripoli attack
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Russian embassy in Libya attacked

3 October 2013 Last updated at 12:25 BST

Gunmen have attacked the Russian embassy in Libya's capital Tripoli, according to the Russian foreign ministry.

The unidentified attackers shot at the Tripoli compound and tried to force entry, officials said.

They said the attackers climbed the walls of the premises from three different directions, but embassy staff are thought to have escaped the building unharmed.

Watch footage of the attack's aftermath.