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Egypt's consul in Tripoli attacked by militants

Tripoli, Sept. 2 : Egypt's consul in the Libyan capital of Tripoli was attacked Monday by a group of unidentified militants, the Egyptian embassy said.


In a press statement, the embassy said that the gunmen forced the consul out of his car at gunpoint while he was going shopping in Andalus district.

The Egyptian diplomat was robbed of his car and slightly injured, the statement said, adding that he was at a hospital for treatment.

The embassy said that security forces later found the car in Kashlaf area near the Sports City in Tripoli, Xinhua reported.

Last week, some unidentified men attempted to steal a parked car of Egypt's deputy consul outside a hotel in Tripoli.

--ANI (Posted on 02-09-2013)

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