Islamic State militants target Moroccan Embassy in Libya

Libya's branch of the IS said in a statement on its Twitter account that "soldiers of the caliphate" targeted the building.

By: Associated Press | Tripoli | Updated: May 29, 2015 6:14:17 pm
Officials survey the grounds of the the Moroccan Embassy in Tripoli, Libya after a bomb left in a garbage bin exploded on Monday, April 13, 2015. There were no casualties in the attack, which was claimed by Libya's Islamic State affiliate. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa) Officials survey the grounds of the the Moroccan Embassy in Tripoli, Libya after a bomb left in a garbage bin exploded on Monday, April 13, 2015. There were no casualties in the attack, which was claimed by Libya’s Islamic State affiliate. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

A bomb placed in a garbage bin targeted the Moroccan Embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, early Monday without killing or wounding anyone, in an attack claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate.

Security spokesman Essam al-Naas confirmed the details of the attack. Morocco condemned the attack and called for an investigation.

Libya’s branch of the Islamic State group said in a statement on its Twitter account that “soldiers of the caliphate” targeted the building but gave no motive. It also posted several photographs of the embassy, including one of an empty street at night and another showing flames caused by the explosion.

The same group claimed responsibility for an attack on the South Korean Embassy in Tripoli early Sunday, which killed one guard and one passer-by.

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