Russian Embassy in Tripoli attacked

A group of armed gunmen opened fire on the Russian embassy in Tripoli on Wednesday night, in an attack that Libyan media speculated may have been motivated by a Russian woman killing a Libyan Air Force serviceman in the days before, RIA Novosti reports.

The Libyan Internal Affairs Ministry said that a group of about ten people driving two cars opened fire on the embassy, tried to break into the compound, and set fire to an embassy car.

Libyan security guards intervened, killing one of the gunmen and wounding four more, the Associated Press reported, after which the attackers fled.

None of the embassy staff and local security forces were injured, the ministry said, although the front face of the building was slightly damaged.

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