French Embassy in Libya Attacked

A car bomb exploded outside the French Embassy in Tripoli on Tuesday morning, wounding two guards and completely destroying parts of the building. French President François Hollande said the embassy had been targeted as “all countries in the international community engaged in the fight against terrorism.” Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel Aziz called it a “terrorist attack,” but did not indicate who was behind it. No group has yet claimed responsibility. Local residents told the BBC that they did not think the embassy had proper security, with one saying it was a “big mistake” to put the embassy in such a dangerous neighborhood. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others were killed in September during an attack on the U.S. consulate.