The masterminds of Tripoli car bomb explosion near the Italian embassy on Saturday have been identified, the Special Deterrence Force has reported.

"The aim of the explosion was political in order to undermine security in the capital," the SDF said today, without providing further information.

The force added that investigations are still ongoing, and promised to unveil all the details of the terrorist attack soon after they finish.

A car bomb exploded nearby Libya Palace Hotel, an area very close to the Italian embassy in Al-Dahra district, killing the two attackers.