Car Bombs At Lebanon Mosques Kill 27, Wound 352
He said “the gravity… lies in the fact that this cell is not targeting any one region or community in particular, but that it aims to provoke sectarian strife by targeting different regions,” said Kahwaji.
Tripoli, on the Mediterranean coast, has seen frequent Syria-related violence over the past two years, including waves of deadly clashes.
Though Lebanon is officially neutral in Syria’s conflict, the country is deeply divided, with Hezbollah and its allies backing Assad and the opposition supporting the rebels.
A Lebanese and two Palestinians suspected of preparing a car bomb attack were arrested days after the latest blast in Beirut, the General Security agency said.
They were accused of planning to plant a car laden with 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of explosives in the Naameh area, also in southern Beirut, the agency added.
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