Britain’s ambassador to Libya was in a convoy of cars attacked in the eastern city of Benghazi, a British embassy spokeswoman has said.
The convoy was hit about 300m from the British consulate office in the city’s al-Rabha neighbourhood on Monday.
“A convoy carrying the British ambassador to Libya was involved in a serious incident in Benghazi this afternoon,” the spokeswoman said.
“Two close protection officers were injured in the attack but all other staff are safe and uninjured.”
She said the injured officers were receiving medical treatment.
The diplomatic convoy was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, local security officials said earlier on Monday.
The embassy spokeswoman earlier said that all staff were accounted for following the attack. “We are liaising closely with the Libyan authorities,” she said.