Libya: Car bomb blasted French Embassy in Tripoli
A car bomb exploded outside the French embassy in Tripoli early morning. In this blast two French guards injured and one corner of the embassy building damaged. After the death of late Libyan leader Qaddafi, It is the first major attack on a Western target in Libya since the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghaz. The blast destroyed part of the compound wall and shattered windows for several blocks around the embassy. Only the timing of the blast, which occurred before normal business hours, appears to have minimized the carnage. Local sources claimed that the embassy was blasted some of secret Mossad agents to portray the need of deployment of more western security forces in Libya.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but U.S. officials told Reuters that al Qaeda was most likely involved. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to retaliate against France for its involvement in the Malian conflict. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is expected in Tripoli later today, said that the attack “targets not only France but all countries that fight against terrorist groups.” Security, he said, would be stepped up across the region. Libyan authorities responded promptly to the attack. Firefighters arrived within minutes and forensic investigators could be seen on Tuesday combing through the rubble for evidence, the Wall Street Journal reports. Libyan masses have started of condemning the presence the employment of security advisor of western and U.S. and their involvement in internal affairs of their country. According to the sources, the bombing of French Embassy is brain child of Mossad to justify the western demand of increase of security elements in Libya.