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Russian Embassy in Libya attacked by armed mob, 1 Libyan killed

From: Fox News


TRIPOLI, LIBYA –  An armed mob attacked the Russian Embassy compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli Wednesday after a Russian woman was accused of killing a Libyan air force pilot, and one of them was killed by random gunfire, Libyan officials said. The Russian Foreign Ministry said none of the embassy staff was wounded.
The Libyan official said the attackers climbed the walls of the embassy compound from three different directions, firing randomly in the air, and broke down its metal gate. The random gunfire wounded five, one of whom later died.
He said the attackers also brought down the Russian flag hanging in the balcony of one of the buildings. But the attackers didn’t enter the embassy buildings, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed the attack, saying on Ekho Moskvy radio that according to preliminary information no one among the embassy personnel was wounded.
The attackers were apparently reacting to the killing of a Libyan air force pilot Tuesday. Libyan authorities apprehended a Russian woman, accusing her of killing the pilot, then writing offensive graffiti in his blood. The woman later went on to stab and wound the pilot’s mother, authorities say.

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