An armed mob attacked the Russian Embassy compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli Wednesday .
This came after a Russian woman was accused of killing a Libyan air force pilot.
A security source said that the group attacked the compound as an act of revenge.
The Libyan official said the attackers climbed the walls of the embassy compound from three different directions, firing randomly in the air, and broke down its metal gate. The random gunfire wounded five, one of whom later died.
Later Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz went to the Russian embassy to survey the damage caused, the Libyan Lana news agency reported.
The agency said that there was “minor damage” to the building.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said none of the embassy staff was wounded.
In April, a car bomb outside the French embassy in Tripoli injured two French guards and a number of residents.
A car bomb was found outside the Italian embassy in June