ARG fired at UAE embassy in Libya

ARG fired at UAE embassy in Libya
Thu Jul 25, 2013 16:04:34

Unidentified assailants have attacked against the embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

The attackers fired a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) at the UAE compound, which houses both the embassy and the ambassador’s residence, on Thursday.

Libyan Interior Ministry spokesman Rami Kaal said that there were no injuries in the attack in western Tripoli’s Siahia neighborhood and that “an investigation is under way.”

Libyan security sources say that the assailants drove up to the compound and escaped the area after attacking the building.

Locals say the ambassador’s residence was hit in the assault. The envoy was said to be out of the country at the time of the incident.

The attack comes two days after a rocket hit a residential building near the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli.

In April, the French embassy in Libya also came under attack.