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ISIS Loyalists Claim Responsibility for Embassy Attacks in Libya

ISIS Loyalists Claim Embassy Attack in Libyan Capital 0:27

Militants claiming loyalty to ISIS said they were responsible for a bomb explosion at the gate of the Moroccan embassy in Tripoli early Monday, adding that their gunmen had attacked South Korea's mission in the Libyan capital hours earlier.

The bomb damaged the gate and a residential building next to the Moroccan embassy located in the upmarket Ben Ashour district, a security official and Reuters reporter at the scene said. Nobody was hurt by the blast, the official said.

On Sunday, gunmen fired shots at the South Korean embassy in Tripoli killing two local security guards and wounding a third person, South Korean and Libyan officials said.

A South Korean foreign ministry official in Seoul said the government was considering relocating, but did not elaborate.

Professing their loyalty to ISIS, the militants said on Twitter they were responsible for both attacks. NBC News was immediately able to verify the authenticity of the claims.

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- Reuters