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Russian embassy in Libya attacked

The Russian embassy in Libya has been attacked by unidentified gunmen but none of its staff has been wounded, reports say.

The attackers fired at the embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and tried to break into its grounds, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Ekho Moskvy radio.

She said that according to preliminary information no one among the embassy personnel was wounded.

An attack last year killed the US ambassador and three other Americans in Libya.

Earlier on Wednesday L ibyan security officials said gunmen shot dead a naval officer and his seven-year-old son in the eastern city of Benghazi as he was travelling in his vehicle.

Libya has been hit by a months-long wave of targeted killings against activists, judges and security agents.


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