Iranian embassy bombings carried out by Libya's IS
The State of Tripoli - a militant group affiliated with the so-called Islamic State (IS) organization - on Feb.22 claimed responsibility for bombings outside the Iranian embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli earlier in the day, according to Anadolu Agency.
The group published photos of the bombings outside the Iranian embassy in central Tripoli earlier on Feb.22 on its Twitter account.
Other photos broadcast by the group also showed destruction produced by the bombings in a parking lot attached to the house of the Iranian Ambassador in Libya, which is adjacent to the embassy headquarters.
Commenting on the photos, the militant group said it had used explosive devices in carrying out the attacks.
The bombings had caused no human casualties because there was nobody inside the targeted buildings at the time, Libyan security officials have said.
They added that the facades of the buildings were only damaged as a result of the blasts.
The Iranian diplomatic mission left Libya in mid-2013 for security reasons.
The State of Tripoli came to the limelight a few days ago when it posted a video, showing the execution of 20 Egyptian nationals it had kidnapped earlier.
The IS has overrun vast territories in both Iraq and Syria.