UNSC condemns attacks on foreign embassies in Libya

” The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for both the attacks.”
United Nations, April 15 (IANS): The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks on the embassies of South Korea and Morocco in Libya’s capital Tripoli.

The members of the Security Council condemned all acts of violence against diplomatic premises, which endanger innocent lives and seriously impede the normal work of diplomatic representatives and officials, reported Xinhua citing a statement issued by the UNSC on Tuesday.

The council also underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of these acts to justice.

The members of the UNSC expressed their deepest condolences to the families of the two Libyans killed in the attacks, the statement added.

On Sunday, gunmen attacked the South Korean embassy in Tripoli, killing two people and wounding another.

Then on Monday, the Moroccan embassy in Tripoli was rocked by a bomb blast. There were, however, no casualties reported in the blast at the embassy, which was not operational, but the embassy compound suffered a significant damage.

The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for both the attacks.

Libya has been in turmoil since the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)-backed removal of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.