Lebanese policemen block a road in Hamra, Friday, June 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanon remained on high alert Saturday, with security forces deploying en masse outside government buildings around the country in light of rumors about an attack against state facilities.Lebanese Army and Internal Security Forces personnel were on guard outside Beirut's Grand Serail, the Interior Ministry, General Security headquarters and the residence of Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain al-Tineh, a security source told The Daily Star. The meeting came hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a police checkpoint in east Lebanon, killing an officer and wounding 32 other people, rattling the security plan that curbed the series of bombings in past months.The Baalbek Security Council called on municipalities and security agencies to join efforts in combating terrorism in light of the suicide attack in the Bekaa Valley's Dahr al-Baidar area.
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