British residence in Tripoli possibly destroyed: London

1st May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain said Sunday it was investigating reports that its official residence in Tripoli has been destroyed, adding that other countries' residences may have also been attacked by Moamer Kadhafi's forces.

"We are aware of reports that the British residence in Tripoli has been destroyed, and are currently investigating them. We believe that other foreign residences have been attacked as well," a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

"Such actions, if confirmed, would be deplorable as the Kadhafi regime has a duty to protect diplomatic missions. This would be yet another breach of Kadhafi's international obligations."

The Libyan regime has accused NATO forces of killing Kadhafi's youngest son and three grandchildren in a deliberate attempt to assassinate the Libyan leader in a bombing strike overnight Saturday.

Britain currently has no diplomatic representation in Tripoli, although a Foreign Office team is in the rebel-held city of Benghazi.

© 2011 AFP

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