Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bomb targets U.S. embassy in Libya

(Reuters) - A bomb targeted the U.S. embassy offices in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi late on Tuesday, an embassy official said.

He said the improvised explosive device hit outside the gate of the offices and no one was injured.

"We have asked the Libyan government to increase its security around U.S. facilities," the official told Reuters. The main U.S. embassy is in the capital Tripoli.

The attack is the latest on international missions and institutions in Benghazi, the coastal city 1,000 km east of Tripoli where the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi began last year and where many overseas bodies station representatives.

On May 22, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Benghazi, leaving a small hole in the side of the building but causing no casualties. Read More