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Army defuses dynamite sticks at n. Lebanon university

File photo of a Lebanese Army patrol in Tripoli, north Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

BEIRUT: A Lebanese Army squad defused Monday two dynamite sticks before they could explode at the Lebanese University in Tripoli, north Lebanon, security sources said.

The sources told The Daily Star unknown assailants had tossed the sticks, which weighed 400 grams, into the campus in the Tripoli neighborhood of Qibbeh.

Security forces were searching for the culprits, the sources added.

Tripoli has been the scene of on-again, off-again fighting linked to the crisis in neighboring Syria.





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