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Two Close Protection Officers – Hurt during attack on envoy in Libya

The incident occurred on 11th June 2012.

An attack was launched on a convoy carrying the British Ambassador Dominic Asquith to Libya in Benghazi.

Two British ‘close protection officers’ were injured in the attack.

Both men were said to have received medical treatment.

The Foreign Office said that all other staff were safe and had been accounted for.

The Foreign Office is working closely with the Libyan authorities to find out who is behind the attack, a spokesman said.

Details of the attack were sketchy but reports suggested a rocket-propelled grenade hit the car carrying the consular teams security escort.

This attack was the most recent in a series of attempts to target diplomatic personnel in Benghazi.

Last week the US diplomatic mission in the city had a bomb thrown at its front gate.

The Red Cross and the UN have also come under attack recently.

In May the Red Cross had a rocket-propelled grenade hit their offices.

In April a convoy carrying the head of the UN mission to Libya was targeted with a bomb.