Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Photos of Car Bomb Attack on French Embassy in Tripoli, Libya

April 23, 2013 - A car packed with explosives blew up in front of the French embassy in Tripoli, Libya just past 7:00 AM local time (5:00 AM GMT). Two embassy guards were injured. Here are some amazing photos taken moments after the blast by Ehab (Twitter @Eh4b10). Ehab tweeted this about the photos: "General Statement: if anyone wants to use the photos & to credit, thats fine." These were the first photos used by all of the major media in reporting the story. See our earlier post about the bombing.
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Car bomb damages French embassy in Tripoli, Libya
The explosion burst water and sewage pipes. Source: @Eh4b10
Car bomb damages French embassy in Tripoli, Libya
No remains of the bomb car were left outside. Source: @Eh4b10
Car bomb damages French embassy in Tripoli, Libya
Waiting for firefighters at the French embassy. Source: @Eh4b10
Car bomb damages French embassy in Tripoli, Libya
Embassy staffer asses damage, attend to wounded. Source: @Eh4b10
Car bomb damages French embassy in Tripoli, Libya
Guard pulled from embassy on a make-shift stretcher. Source: @Eh4b10 
Car bomb damages French embassy in Tripoli, Libya
Bursting water and sewage pipes. Source: @Eh4b10 
Car bomb at French embassy in Tripoli, Libya damaged nearby homes
Nearby homes suffered heavy damage. Source: @Eh4b10

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