Car bomb detonated near Egyptian embassy in Tripoli

It is still unclear whether there were any casualties as a result of the incident

The car bomb was the latest in a series of explosions in Libyan cities. Pictured is a plume of smoke after a detonation in Shahat
The car bomb was the latest in a series of explosions in Libyan cities. Pictured is a plume of smoke after a detonation in Shahat

A car bomb exploded near the Egyptian embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli though there were no immediate reports of casualties, residents and witnesses said.

The blast followed a series of car bombs on Wednesday, mainly in towns under the control of the internationally recognized government, based in the eastern city of Tobruk, which is facing a challenge from a rival government set up in Tripoli.

A witness said the bomb had slightly damaged buildings and some stores, but it was not clear if the embassy had been hit.

There were no immediate details of whether the embassy was the target of the bomb or whether any staff were in the building.

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