In Libya Bomb explodes at Moroccan embassy gate

The explosion came merely hours after 2 people were shot dead outside South Korea's embassy.

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A bomb exploded in the early hours of this (Monday) morning outside the gate of the Moroccan embassy in Tripoli, BBC reports.

The explosion came merely hours after 2 people were shot dead outside South Korea's embassy.

There were no recorded casualties as the embassy is not currently operational. There was however damage to some cars nearby.

Reports say the device at the Moroccan embassy in the Bin Ashour area of Tripoli was left in a bag at the gate.

Islamist fundamentalist group has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

Morocco has hosted UN-sponsored talks between rival Libyan government factions which could be the reason behind the attack.

Meanwhile yesterday Sunday, gunmen opened fire from a passing car on a security post at the South Korean embassy killing a Libyan security guard and a civilian, while a second guard was wounded.

Although 3 South Korean nationals, 2 of whom were diplomats, were in the official residence at the time of the attack, they were unhurt.

Libya has been in turmoil since the Nato-backed removal of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 while ISIS has a presence in different parts of Libya, and has claimed responsibility for several attacks on foreign targets in Libya including embassies and oil fields.

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