Residents check damage to their house near the site of the explosion in Tayyouneh, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The Tayyouneh resident, who asked that his name be changed, had been watching the World Cup games at the nearby Abu Assaf cafe shortly before midnight, when a car bomb went off, shattering the calm of the neighborhood.Ibrahim recounted how Sunni neighbors rushed to the aid of Shiite residents in the area, saying those who perpetrated this "criminal act" were indiscriminate murderers.A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle rigged with 25 kg of explosives Monday night, ending months of calm that had prevailed in Beirut in the aftermath of a series of car bombings linked to the crisis in Syria and that targeted areas associated with Hezbollah.The car bomb itself had been reduced to small chunks of scrap metal, a jumbled heap that made little sense and a reflection of the confusion of local residents who were still at a loss as to why their homes, far from political offices, were targeted in the midst of World Cup fervor.Children and families, rubbing the sleep out of their eyes, gazed down at the rubble from their apartment buildings, three of them damaged in the bombing, with windows blown out and awnings collapsed. Mortada Farhat, a resident of one of the buildings damaged by the bombing, struck a defiant note.
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