Firefighters extinguish burning cars at the site of an explosion outside of the Iranian Embassy in the Bir Hasan neighborhood of Beirut, Tuesday, November 19, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Two centers for filling gas canisters in Beirut's southern suburbs have been ordered to shut down after security forces received information they could be targeted by terrorist attacks, a security source told The Daily Star.Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouq said in a statement that he ordered the centers, one in Bir Hasan and the other in Ouzai, be shut down temporarily starting Monday, March 3 . Security measures were beefed up near Berri's residence Friday in the Ain el-Tinhe neighborhood of Beirut following media reports that a suicide attack was being planned to assassinate the Amal Movement leader.Both were reportedly tasked with monitoring the area around former Environment Minister Wiam Wahhab's house in Bir Hasan.
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