Two guards killed in South Korea embassy in Tripoli

Unidentified gunmen fired shots at the South Korea embassy in Tripoli on Sunday killing two local security guards, a South Korean official in Seoul said.

The gunmen fired from a car at the embassy compound, killing two security officers who were Libyan government employees and wounding another, the South Korean foreign ministry official said, asking not to be identified.

The official said the embassy is staffed by two foreign service officials and one administrative staff member.

There was no confirmation of the identity of the gunmen, the official said. China’s Xinhua news agency quoted a Libyan security official as saying the gunmen were affiliated with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Libyan activists maintaining devotion to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have been reprimanded for a few prominent assaults not long from now including outsiders, including a strike on an extravagance Tripoli lodging and the decapitating of 21 Egyptian Christians.

Libya is gotten up to speed in a contention between two opponent governments and military who have assaulted towns associated with adversaries. At the same time Islamist aggressors are likewise expanding their span in the bedlam since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in 2011.

The South Korean outside service official said the legislature was considering moving the consulate, without expounding.

Source: Reuters

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