Libya: Bomb attack kills three people outside foreign ministry

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Tripoli ( – At least three people were killed and five others wounded in a suicide bomb attack that targeted the headquarters of the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday.

“The bomb attack was launched by two suicide bombers. One of them blew himself up, while the other was killed by the Libyan security forces,” an official source with the Foreign Ministry told Sky News Arabia.

A cloud of smoke billowed from the scene of the explosion, whose cause has not been determined yet.

The eyewitnesses said they heard an exchange of fire between the attackers and security forces before the blast.

Since the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, Libya has been plunged into escalating violence, unrest and political division.

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