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Lebanon arrests Palestinian suspect in Iran Embassy attack

Lebanese Red Cross members gather at the site of the twin suicide bombings near the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Tuesday, November 19, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: General Security has arrested a Palestinian man suspected of involvement in last November's attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, a security source told The Daily Star Tuesday.

General Security handed the man, identified as Y.M., to the military prosecutor’s office after an investigation revealed he had played a role in the twin suicide attack on the embassy, the source said.

The Nov. 19 twin attacks against the Iranian Embassy killed 30 people, including an Iranian diplomat. The Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the deadly blasts.

The Lebanese Army last month apprehended the head of the group, Majid al-Majid, who later died of natural causes at the military hospital.

 

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