The attack on the Russian embassy in Tripoli on Wednesday left one attacker dead and four others were injured, according to the Libyan government.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the embassy was attacked, stating that none of the diplomats were injured.
The armed group broke into the territory of the Russian embassy in the Libyan capital, jumped the wall, broke the iron gate and fired into the air, according to the statement.
Libyan authorities believe that the attack was a response to the killing of a Libyan pilot – committed by an Ukrainian woman, who then took refuge in the Russian embassy.
After that, a group of people gathered outside the embassy building, protesting “and demanding that woman,” eports the AP.
In the absence of a strong central government in Libya, two years after Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed, an increasing number of feuding clans and tribes as well as Islamist groups have been cropping up.