BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted the entrance of Libya’s Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, including a prominent militia leader, according to security officials.
The officials said a second attacker was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosive vest. An explosion believed to have been caused by a car bomb went off before the two attackers approached the ministry, located at the heart of Tripoli.
They identified the militia leader killed in the attack as Abdul-Rahman Mazoughi of the Revolutionary Brigade.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.