Oct. 2, 2013
The Russian embassy in Tripoli, Libya, has come under fire and there
were attempts to get into Russia’s diplomatic compound, Russia’s Foreign
Ministry said in a statement.
“There has been an incident in Tripoli tonight, in which there was
shelling and attempts to enter the territory of the Russian Embassy in
this country,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich
According to preliminary information, there are no reports of injuries among the staff.
According to the ITAR-TASS news agency, attackers tore down a Russian
flag. The situation was soon brought under control and there are
currently no intruders on Russia’s embassy territory. A similar attack
on Russia’s Tripoli embassy took place in February 2012 when protesters
stormed the compound, condemning Russian and Chinese decisions to block
the UN resolution against Syria. No one was injured in that attack.
Nearly two years after Gaddafi was deposed and killed, Tripoli and
other Libyan cities have been plagued by violence, lawlessness and