Islamic State claims attacks on Tripoli Morocco embassy
Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said on twitter on Monday (April 13) they were responsible for a blast outside the Moroccan embassy and an earlier attack on South Korea’s mission in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Monday’s blast damaged the front gate and a residential building next to the Moroccan embassy in Tripoli’s up market Ben Ashour district.
Nobody was hurt in the attack early on Monday, an official said.
On Sunday, gunmen fired shots at the South Korean embassy in Tripoli killing two local security guards and wounding a third person, South Korean and Libyan officials said.
A South Korean foreign ministry official in Seoul said there were no Korean casualties, adding that the embassy was staffed by two foreign service officials and one administrative staff member. He said the government was considering relocating, but did not elaborate.
The IS attacks are the latest strikes against foreigners, embassies or oilfields in Libya. It was not possible to verify the authenticity of the IS claim.