By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 21 April 2015:
The Spanish embassy has become the latest diplomatic mission in Tripoli to be attacked. An . . .[restrict]explosive device left outside the building in the city’s residential Ben Ashour district exploded late last night. There were no casualties although there was some minor physical damage. Like almost all Western and Arab embassies, the Spanish mission is closed because of the security situation in the city, although the diplomatic police still maintain guard on the building.
A Tweet claiming to be from the Islamic State (IS) has said it was responsible.
Although there is there is no way of confirming IS involvement, it claims of responsibility appear credible. The Libya Dawn regime’s Foreign Ministry in Tripoli and the continuing General National Congress have both condemned this latest attack, claiming that the attack was an attempt to “destabilise” the city, present a “false image” of a security problem and undermine the UN-brokered dialogue process.
Two days ago, for the same reasons, the regime’s Interior Minister, Mohammed Sheiter, accused Operation Dignity and General Khalifa Hafter of being behind the embassy attacks.