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Explosion reported near British, Canadian embassies in Libya

July 23, 2013 at 5:03 PM   |   Comments

TRIPOLI, Libya, July 23 (UPI) -- A possible car bomb went off in front of the Tripoli Towers in Libya, Tuesday near the British and Canadian embassies, officials said.

A car was destroyed but conflicting reports called it a car bombing or a rocket-propelled grenade attack aimed at the building, which houses the embassies and a host of company offices in the heart of the city's downtown business district. Some reports suggested the rocket missed its intended target and struck the car instead.

Rick Roth, a spokesman for the Canadian foreign minister, said on Twitter the Canadian Embassy was closed at the time of the attack and all embassy employees were safe.

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