File - A general view of Akkar, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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A building still under construction in Akkar was blown up Monday by a huge quantity of explosives, reviving historical tensions between the villages of Fnaydeq and Akkar al-Atiqa over the ownership of the Qamoua plain, security sources said.Hussein Abu Baker's 500-meter-square property in Qamoua plain, located in the mountainous areas of Akkar-Qaitaa, was almost entirely destroyed by the huge explosion. In the early 20th century, dozens died in clashes between Fnaydeq and Akkar al-Atiqa over the Qamoua plain.Taleb said the explosion did not target the home of Hussein Abu Baker, but all the residents of Fnaydeq.Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk instructed the security forces to launch an immediate investigation into the explosion and uncover the perpetrators of the attack. He also asked the residents of Akkar to resist attempts to divide them.
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