CAIRO: Egypt condemned a “terrorist explosion” that targeted the headquarters of the Algerian embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli Saturday, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The attack was reportedly carried out by a car bomb, and injured three. Al-Arabiya reported that a branch of the Islamic State group (IS) in Libya has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Egypt stated that the attack is “incompatible with the rules of the international law that guarantees the protection of diplomatic missions.”
The headquarters of the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in Tripoli were targeted in November 2014 amid the security unrest witnessed in the North African country, which resulted from fighting between rival Islamist factions.
In the statement, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Badr Abdel Atty renewed Egypt’s calls for “concerted international efforts” to fight terrorism that “aims to obstruct the legitimate government in Libya’s efforts to achieve stability and security in the country.”