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More grenades rattle Lebanon’s Tripoli

Lebanese Army soldiers patrol Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood in Tripoli, north Lebanon. (REUTERS/File/Omar Ibrahim)

TRIPOLI: Three hand grenades rocked the northern city of Tripoli early Thursday, in the latest breach of a three-month-old security plan that ended deadly clashes linked to the Syrian crisis.

Security sources told The Daily Star an unknown assailant tossed a grenade on a café that belongs to Bassam Jamd in the Tripoli neighborhood of Qibbeh.

There were no casualties from the 4:30 a.m. attack, the source added.

Wednesday, four café-goers were wounded in a similar attack on Abdul-Hamid Karami Street in Tabbaneh.

Authorities believe the café assaults were a message to both coffee shop owners and café-goers for opening during fasting hours in Ramadan.

An hour before the attack in Qibbeh, another grenade targeted a cemetery in Bab al-Raml, causing material damage only.

Two cars – a BMW and a Mercedes-Benz – were damaged in a 2 a.m. grenade attack on Ezzeddine Street in the Tal neighborhood, according to the sources.

 

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