The Islamic State group claimed on Wednesday the attack on the Libyan Foreign Ministry’s headquarters in Tripoli, via one of its propaganda organs, Amaq.
Three suicide bombers launched their attack Tuesday by detonating a car bomb, damaging vehicles and buildings of the Foreign Ministry.
Then the three men opened fire on the building before one of them was killed by guards. The other two managed to enter the premises of the ministry where they blew themselves up, said a source close to the security services.
Interior Minister Fathi Ali Bashagha said the perpetrators of the attack killed two people. The Islamic State group reported a similar record.
A death toll of three had been provided earlier by the Ministry of Health.