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Army dismantles bomb in north Lebanon

  • File photo of Lebanese soldiers patrolling the northern city of Tripoli.(The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The Lebanese Army Wednesday evening dismantled a bomb placed under a bridge in a residential area in the northern city of Tripoli.

The Army rushed to Bab al-Raml after receiving information that a bomb was discovered in al-Khenaq neighborhood, a security source told The Daily Star.

A technical malfuction prevented the bomb, which was connected to a timer, to detonate, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

The military cordoned off the area as a bomb expert dismantled the device, which was spotted a little before 8 p.m. when residents were heading to break their fast. Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan Sunday.

Earlier in the day, four cafe-goers were wounded Wednesday when an unknown assailant on a motorcycle tossed a hand grenade at at the Badr Abu Makieh Cafe on Abdul-Hamid Karami Street, in the Tripoli neighborhood of Tabbaneh.

Authorities suspect that the men were attacked because they were eating during the hours reserved for fasting

They identified the wounded as Jamil Badra and Hasan Ali Hussein, from Lebanese, and Taher al-Omar and Bilal al-Ali, from Syria.

 
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