Smoke rises from the site of the headquarters of Libya's foreign ministry after suicide attackers hit in Tripoli, Libya December 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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Suicide attackers stormed the Libyan foreign ministry in the capital Tripoli Tuesday, killing at least three people including a senior civil servant in an attack claimed by the Daesh (ISIS).Twenty-one other people were wounded in the attack, authorities said.The head of the U.N. mission in Libya (UNSMIL) denounced the "cowardly terrorist attack" in a statement.In September, Daesh claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Company in the heart of Tripoli which left two dead and 10 wounded.Four months earlier, it claimed an attack on the electoral commission's headquarters which left 14 dead.In April, the GNA launched an operation to track down Daesh fighters operating in areas of western Libya under its control.Last month Daesh claimed responsibility for an attack on militia forces in southeastern Libya in which at least nine people were killed.
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