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Blast hits French Embassy in Libya

Car bomb sets part of building on fire, wounds 3

TRIPOLI, Libya — A car bomb exploded Tuesday outside the French Embassy in Tripoli, wounding three people and partially setting the building on fire in the worst attack on a diplomatic mission in the North African nation since the US ambassador was killed last year.

The attack in the heart of the capital put new pressure on the Libya’s new leaders to rein in the lawlessness that has gripped the country since 2011, when rebels ousted Moammar Khadafy in a civil war and then refused to lay down their arms.

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