Lebanon News

Old bomb in trash causes small blast in Beirut

File photo of Lebanese soldiers manning a checkpoint at the entrance of Ghobeiri, in Beirut's southern suburbs.(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: An old mortar bomb exploded Tuesday as waste collectors emptied trash into a garbage truck in the Ghobeiri-Tayouneh neighborhood in south Beirut, a police statement said.

No casualties were reported.

The statement said the bomb was placed inside a common green Sukleen garbage container on the road that links Ghobeiri with Tayouneh.





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