Lebanese soldiers dismantle a rigged car in the Ham region of Baalbek, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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A car containing a quarter ton of explosives that was seized by the Army Sunday was stolen in Lebanon, sent to Syria to be rigged and then brought back to Lebanon, a security source told The Daily Star.The Lebanese Army Sunday dismantled a rigged car laden with around 240 kilograms of explosives, the largest bomb seized by the military since the start of the recent wave of bombings in Lebanon.The Army said in a statement that around 240 kilograms of explosives were found in a Toyota RAV4, in addition to 10 kilograms of flammable material and two 122-millimeter-caliber artillery shells. The explosives were scattered in all parts of the car and linked to a 200-meter fuse with a remote-control detonator and a timer, the Army said.The second car, seized by the Lebanese Army on the main Arsal-Labweh road, was rigged with 50 kilograms of explosives.
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