Suicide Bomb attack on the Libyan Foreign Ministry lays five killed and twenty one injured
Source :NewsBharati Date :26-Dec-2018
Tripoli, December 26: Five people were miserably killed in a suicide bomb attack at the Libyan Foreign Ministry in the capital state of Tripoli yesterday. Injuring more than twenty, the five killed included two people of the premises along with the three bomb attackers themselves.
The three attackers began their assault with a car bomb, damaging vehicles and buildings, and then opened fire on the ministry, a security source said. Two managed to get inside and blow themselves up. The other was killed by ministry guards.
Heavy smoke rose from the building, which was surrounded by security forces, as people were rushed to hospital. “Apart from the attackers only two people were killed, adding that investigations were continuing into the identity of the assailants. Security chaos in Libya offers propitious conditions for IS (Islamic State) and other terrorist groups”, said the Interior Minister Fathi Ali Bashagha.
The ministry criticised the attack on its employees saying, "The Libyan people are waging a war on terrorism on behalf of the world."
Speaking at the same press conference, Foreign Minister Mohamed Sayalah appealed to the international community for help and called for the lifting of a United Nations arms official ban on Libya, which was introduced in 2011 as the country descended into turmoil citing the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
"This is a message to the international community. We have demanded that the arms embargo on Libya be lifted. Security cannot be maintained in Libya unless the UN Security Council gives us an exception by partly lifting the arms embargo on certain weapons so we can combat terrorism.”, Sayalah added further.