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    EU Top Diplomat Federica Mogherini Strongly Condemns Tripoli Attack

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    In response to the attack on the Corinthia Hotel, Federica Mogherini High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy released a statement.

    MOSCOW, January 27 (Sputnik) – In response to the attack on the Corinthia Hotel, Federica Mogherini High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy released a statement condemning the attack.

    “The attack at the Corinthia Hotel this morning is another reprehensible act of terrorism which deals a blow to efforts to bring peace and stability to Libya. The EU expresses solidarity with the victims and their families. The EU strongly supports the efforts of the ongoing UN led talks to bring a political solution based on respect and dialogue. Such attacks should not be allowed to undermine the political process.”

    Islamic State (IS) extremists have claimed responsibility for the attack on the Corinthia Hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the SITE Intelligence Group said Tuesday.

    Several gunmen broke into a luxury hotel in the Libyan city of Tripoli after detonating a car bomb outside the building. It was earlier stated that Islamic State militants were holding 12 foreign diplomats’ hostage at the hotel, which is popular with local and foreign officials as well as journalists.


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