ISIS Attacks South Korean Embassy in Libya

By lunaradmin - Apr 13, 2015      
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Early Monday morning, ISIS militants attacked the South Korean embassy in Tripoli, Libya and killed two guards while injuring another. According to the Foreign Ministry the attack took place around 1:30 am, and the gunman shot over 40 shots as they drove by the embassy.

A few hours later ISIS took to twitter to tell the public that they were responsible for the attack.

“We do not know if those in the vehicle targeted the embassy or the police officers there, but other than on the exterior walls, there is no damage inside, including to our diplomats and administrative officer,” he told reporters on condition of anonymity.

The foreign minister released a statement and in his own words he said:

“The local police immediately opened a probe, which is still underway. Embassy officials phoned the police chief to call for a thorough and swift investigation, as well as an increase in security personnel. The ministry temporarily relocated its embassy to Tunis last year due to growing security concerns. Two Korean diplomats, who are assigned to move between the two cities for two weeks in turn, and one assistant serving at the embassy were unharmed”.

Look for more on this story in the upcoming days…

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