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Car bombs rock embassies in Libya

Egyptian and UAE missions targeted in Tripoli

Co-ordinated car bombs went off outside the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Libya today, causing some damage but no casualties.

The explosions rocked the up-market Tripoli neighbourhood housing foreign missions.

Both embassies, along with most diplomatic missions and international organisations, have been closed for months as Islamist militias have battled forces loyal to the internationally recognised government.

The militias now hold Tripoli and second city Benghazi.

Egypt condemned the bombing of its embassy, saying that it harmed the "historic blood ties" between the two nations.

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