A source from the Moroccan foreign ministry has declared that the cleaning lady who died in the attack on the Libyan foreign ministry was not Moroccan.
Rabat – An official source at the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to Moroccan media that the woman who died in yesterday’s shooting and suicide bombing was a Libyan national.
On Tuesday morning, armed suicide attackers stormed the headquarters of the Libyan foreign ministry in Tripoli, killing three people and injuring ten others.
ISIS reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, confirming the suspicions of Libyan authorities. The spokesman of the Libyan special forces, Tarak al-Dawass, had accused ISIS following the attack.
The attackers used guns and bombs. According to Libyan authorities, a car bomb exploded near the building before two armed suicide bombers opened fire on people.
The ministry’s guards killed a third attacker.
During a press conference on Tuesday after the attack, the special representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya said: “Terrorism will not triumph over the Libyans’ decision to move forward towards building their state and renouncing violence. We will not accept any attack on a state institution, especially one committed by a terrorist group,” reported the Libyan Express.
ISIS has been responsible for a series of attacks in the country which, since 2011, has been torn by power struggles and become prey to jihadists.
The recent ISIS attacks include one on the Libyan National Oil Corporation headquarters in Tripoli in September.