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Grenades rattle Lebanon’s Tripoli

  • Lebanese soldiers patrol a street in Tripoli, north Lebanon. (REUTERS/File/Omar Ibrahim)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Residents of the northern city of Tripoli woke up early Friday to the sound of grenade explosions.

Security sources said the assailants, most likely on motorcycles, tossed the hand grenades around 3 a.m., with one targeting a building near Kentucky Fried Chicken, another falling in the Abu Ali River and the third assault on Mitein Street.

No casualties were reported.

Lebanese troops were patrolling the streets in search of the attackers.

The overnight violence marred a two-month old security plan for Tripoli in which security forces deployed en masse to restore stability to Lebanon's second-largest city following at least 20 rounds of gunbattles related to the Syrian crisis.

 
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