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British envoy's convoy is ambushed in Libya

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British envoy's convoy is ambushed in Libya


An investigation has been launched into an attack on a convoy carrying Britain’s ambassador to Libya. Two British bodyguards were injured in the incident, the latest in a spate of assaults on foreign targets.

Ambassador Dominic Asquith and all other staff were unhurt when a rocket-propelled grenade hit one of the convoy cars.

The ambush happened just metres from the consulate in the city of Benghazi. Islamist militants exploiting a security vacuum are suspected.

Elsewhere and the International Criminal Court has demanded that Libyan security release one of its lawyers detained for carrying allegedly suspicious documents.

Melinda Taylor along with her interpreter face 45 days in detention in Libya while investigations into their meeting with Muammar Gaddafi’s captured son continue.

Saif-al Islam is wanted by the ICC for crimes during the uprising against his father but Libya’s new rulers are contesting this and want him tried at home.

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