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Brits urged to leave Libya after attempted carjacking.

A BRITISH Embassy convoy in Libya has come under fire in an attempted carjacking, as Britons were urged to leave the country immediately.

Embassy staff escaped unscathed from the attack which occurred this morning.

Michael Aron, the UK's ambassador to Libya, wrote on Twitter: "There was an attempted carjacking on a British Embassy convoy this morning. Shots were fired at our vehicles but all staff safe."

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its travel advice to state: "British nationals in Libya should leave now by commercial means."

The United States closed its embassy yesterday and safely evacuated its diplomats.

Mr Aron said the attempted carjacking occurred between the capital, Tripoli, and Zawiya.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:6LIBY
Date:Jul 28, 2014
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