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Russia evacuates staff from Libya after embassy attack

Russia evacuates staff from Libya after embassy attack
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Russia has evacuated staff and their families from its embassy in Libya after gunmen attacked it.

Dozens of protesters had tried to storm the compound in Tripoli, as well as setting fire to cars outside.

No diplomatic staff were injured but two of the gunmen were killed.

It is understood that the gunmen wanted to avenge the death of a Libyan army officer by a Russian woman.

Russia says it decided to remove its staff when Libyan authorities could no longer guarantee their safety.

Russian diplomatic staff will now be based in Tunisia.