Militants attack Libya's Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

2018-12-25 17:56
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A suicide bomber targeted Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, according to security officials.

The officials said a second attacker was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosive vest.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

The Health Ministry confirmed the death toll and said 10 other people were wounded.

No one immediately claimed the attack, which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group.

Libya has been a haven for militants since a 2011 uprising toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The country is split between rival governments, each backed by an array of local militias.

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