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Army locates vehicle containing explosives: sources

Lebanese Army soldiers block the road in the Corniche Mazraa area, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army Wednesday located a vehicle in Beirut containing explosives material after the arrest of a Palestinian suspected of being a leader in an Al-Qaeda-linked group, security sources said.

The source said the Army was alerted to the vehicle after apprehending Naim Abbas earlier in the day.

One source said the vehicle may have been booby trapped as a security measure.

The National News Agency said the vehicle was rigged with explosives and that Abbas confessed the car was destined to Beirut’s southern suburbs.

 

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