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Egypt's Consul in Tripoli attacked by militants
Published in Bikya Masr on 02 - 09 - 2013

Egypt's consul in the Libyan capital of Tripoli was attacked Monday by a group of unidentified militants, the Egyptian embassy in Libya confirmed to Bikyanews.com on Monday afternoon.
In a press statement, the embassy said that the gunmen forced the consul out of his car at gunpoint while he was going shopping in Andalus district.
The Egyptian diplomat was robbed of his car and slightly injured, the statement said, adding that he was at a hospital for treatment.
The embassy said that security forces later found the car in Kashlaf area near the Sports City in Tripoli.
Last week, some unidentified men attempted to steal a parked car of Egypt's deputy consul outside a hotel in Tripoli.
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