TRIPOLI - A bomb exploded outside the Tunisian consulate in Tripoli on Tuesday, causing damage but no injuries, a Libyan security official said, the latest in a rash of attacks on foreign targets in the North African state.

The attacks on embassies and international buildings and convoys in Libya this year pointing to serious disorder in Libya ahead of its first democratic election slated for July 7, almost a year after rebels toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi

They have also raised concern about the proliferation of weapons in the oil-exporting country that became readily available to citizens during the anti-Gaddafi uprising.

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