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Weapons found in burning car in Tripoli

  • Protesters block a road in Tripoli to demand the release of a militia leader from Roumieh prison, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

BEIRUT: Security forces discovered arms in a car that that burst into flames in Tripoli, as the Lebanese Army arrested a person in one of the city’s hospitals Friday, according to security sources.

The sources said the car was parked near a public school in Qibbeh when it caught fire. Police searching the scene discovered a Kalashnikov rifle and ammunition in the fuming wreckage.

The Internal Security Forces' Information Branch later arrested the car’s owner, identified as Mahmoud Mohammad, in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh. No additional information was made available.

In another development, army troops stormed the emergency room of the Islamic Charity Hospital, apprehending a bearded man. The Army has not released any information about his identity or on the cause of his arrest.

The sources said the Army set up a cordon around the hospital, preventing anyone from going in and out.

Also in Tripoli, an unknown assailant driving a Mercedes Benz car tossed a hand grenade that failed to explode.

The assailant smashed into a car as he tried to escape, prompting him to jump out of his vehicle and run away before the arrival of security forces.

 
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Security forces discovered arms in a car that that burst into flames in Tripoli, as the Lebanese Army arrested a person in one of the city's hospitals Friday, according to security sources.

The Internal Security Forces' Information Branch later arrested the car's owner, identified as Mahmoud Mohammad, in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh.


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