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EU: Tripoli attack is a further threat to the already fragile security situation in the city

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BRUSSELS – The European Union condemned in Tuesday’s terror attack on the Foreign Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

According to a statement by Maja Kocijančič, spokeswoman of EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, “The terror attack today against the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs further threatens the fragile security situation in Tripoli. We offer condolences to the families of the victims and wish a quick recovery for those injured.”

“This and similar attacks against the sovereign institutions of Libya are unacceptable and those responsible must be held to account. The Libyan people have suffered too much violence already, they deserve to live in a peaceful, stable and secure country.”

The EU’s statement concluded by renewing support for the United Nations Special Representative, Ghassan Salamé.

Suicide attackers and gunmen targeted on Tuesday the headquarters of the Tripoli-based Foreign Ministry. Three people were killed and nine others will injured following the attack.

Terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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