Turkish Consulate in Misrata in Libya after the grenade attack closed

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Posted in category Africa, Africa News
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Turkish consulate in the Libyan city of Misrata closed after a grenade attack on Monday morning, according to a security source.

“A man wearing civilian clothes was followed by the consulate of surveillance cameras in downtown Misrata. He tried to cross the external walls of the consulate, but failed. Then he threw a hand grenade into the courtyard of the consulate, “the source said.

No human or material losses have been reported, the source confirmed.

The attack comes a day after a meeting took place between Mohamed Al-Girani, foreign minister of the self-proclaimed government of Tripoli, and the Turkish Consul General in Misrata. The meeting discussed ways to facilitate visa procedures for Turkish Libyans.

Libya, a major oil producer, has witnessed a political process frayed after its former leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown during the political crisis of 2011. The country is plagued by violence and the escalation of attacks like.

The country is now deadlocked in a duel between the pro-secular army and Islamist militants, which led to a security vacuum for extremism homegrown brew.

UNSMIL sponsored several political dialogues between political rivals of the country for months to end the ongoing crisis in the country.

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