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Bomb discovered under Italy embassy car in Libya

Members of security and civilians gather near an Italian diplomatic car after experts detonated a bomb that was discovered planted underneath it, in Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Security personnel sweeping an Italian diplomatic car about to enter the embassy compound in the Libyan capital on Tuesday discovered a bomb attached to its undercarriage, diplomatic and security officials said.

The car was immediately driven away to a safe area and a controlled explosion was carried out.

"Embassy security services discovered an improvised bomb attached beneath a vehicle during a routine search. The vehicle was taken away from the embassy by (Libyan) security services who blew it up," a diplomat said on condition of anonymity.

 

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