Terrorism strikes again in Lebanon

Posted on August 24, 2013


42 killed in two attacks in Tripoli
At least 42 people were killed and 500 others injured in a double bombing that hit the city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon, 90 km from Beirut, not far from the borders with Syria.
Both attacks were carried out car bombings and targeted the Al Taqwa and Al Salam mosque shortly after Friday prayers, around 14h. This is the most deadly attack since the end of civil war in 1990. “Many of the wounded are in serious condition due to burns and head injuries,” said the AFP Kettane Georges, director of operations at the Lebanese Red Cross. This double attack comes a week after a car bomb attack in a neighborhood in the southern suburbs of Beirut, a stronghold of Hezbollah, which killed 27 people and wounded nearly 300. Several murders have targeted Lebanese figures hostile to the regime in Damascus in recent years, which was the bloodiest attack that killed Hariri (23 dead) February 14, 2005.

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