Explosions and gunfire have been reported at the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Government of National Accord; GNA) in the Zawyt Al-Dahmani area of Tripoli on Tuesday, December 25. Unconfirmed local reports claim that Islamic State (IS) militants are responsible for carrying out the apparent ongoing terrorist attack. Further details are still emerging.
IS militants have continued to carry out attacks on security forces and infrastructure in Libya since being driven out of their former stronghold of Sirte in late 2016.
Individuals in Tripoli are advised to avoid the affected area and monitor developments to the situation.
The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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