Civil Defense personnel struggle to put out the flames coming out of the hotel room, where the suicide bombers blew themselves up on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The suicide bombing, the third to hit Lebanon in less than a week, wounded 12 people, a security source told The Daily Star.The General Security said members of its elite unit raided Duroy Hotel in the Raouche district of Beirut Wednesday evening after they received information that two guests there were believed to be preparing for an attack. A security source said the suicide bomber was also a Saudi.The Saudi Embassy in Beirut said it was coordinating with Lebanese security forces to determine the identity of the suicide bomber and whether his identification card was forged.Separately, security forces arrested three Saudi women and two Syrian men in the Bekaa Valley town of Ablah and confiscated a suitcase believed to be stacked with explosives, a security source said.Also Wednesday, the Army announced it had arrested members of a terror cell planning to assassinate the head of General Security in north Lebanon.
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