‘Abhorrent’ bomb attack on embassy in Libya an assault on all countries fighting terrorism: French president

Originally posted on National Post | News:

TRIPOLI, Libya — A car bomb targeted the French Embassy in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, wounding two French guards and a Libyan teenager in an attack that President Francois Hollande denounced as an assault not only on France but all countries engaged in the fight against terrorism.

Two years after the country’s civil war, Libya is struggling to maintain security, build a unified army and reining in militias, which include rebels who fought to oust the country’s longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

It was the first such assault on an embassy in the Libyan capital. On Sept. 11, four Americans — including the U.S. Ambassador in Libya Chris Stevens — were killed when militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission on the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

Terrorists with al-Qaida’s North Africa branch, Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, are believed to have played a key role in…

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