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Grenade attack shakes Tripoli cafe

  • A picture showing the site where a grenade was thrown near Abou Elie's coffee shop in Tripoli's Arz Street, July 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/ Antoine Amrieh)

TRIPOLI: A grenade exploded Monday near Abou Elie’s cafe in a Tripoli neighborhood, burning one car without causing any casualties.

The bombing occurred in Arz Street in Tripoli’s Qibbeh area, the latest in a strong of incidents that have shaken an uneasy peace in the city.

An Army statement had said raids in Tripoli led to the arrest of Ali Hasan Nemri, Fayez Fawwaz Othman, Raja Mohammad Toufic Hijazi and Mohammad Mahmoud Ghassan for tossing hand grenades at several restaurants, cafes and carts last week and threatening citizens.

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

 
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