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.