Security officers and officials inspect the site of a car bomb outside the French embassy
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French embassy in Libya bombed

A car bomb has exploded outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several residents.

A car bomb has exploded outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several residents.

The blast in Tripoli destroyed the embassy's ground-floor reception area and perimeter wall, as well as damaging neighbouring homes and shops.

French President Francois Hollande called on Libya to act swiftly over this "unacceptable" attack.

It is the first major attack on a foreign embassy in the Libyan capital.

Rana Jawad reports.