People attend Friday prayers at the newly refurbished Al-Salam Mosque in Tripoli, Friday, June 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Fathi Masri)
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Al-Salam Mosque in the northern city of Tripoli reopened Friday, the second target of last summer's twin car bombing attack, as Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi vowed to hold the perpetrators accountable.At least 42 people were killed and more than 400 wounded when twin car bombs hit Al-Salam Mosque and nearby Al-Taqwa Mosque on Aug. 23, 2013 . Both mosques were damaged considerably in the explosions. Rifi also stressed that Tripoli was a city of coexistence free of racism and sectarianism.Judge Riad Abu Ghayda requested last month the death penalty for eight Lebanese nationals as well as two Syrians linked to the bombings.
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