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Car Bomb Explodes at French Embassy in Libyan Capital

<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; line-height: normal;">A car bomb targeted the French Embassy in the Libyan capital early Tuesday.</span><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><br></span>

A car bomb targeted the French Embassy in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, wounding two French guards and a Libyan teenager in an attack that President Francois Hollande denounced as an assault not only on France but all countries engaged in the fight against terrorism.

Two years after the country's civil war, Libya is struggling to maintain security, build a unified army and reign in militias, which include rebels who fought to oust the country's longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.

It was the first such assault on an embassy in the Libyan capital. On Sept. 11, four Americans -- including the U.S. Ambassador in Libya Chris Stevens -- were killed when militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission on the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

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