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Army defuses improvised bomb in Tripoli

Military armoured vehicles are stationed along a street at the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighbourhood in Tripoli, northern Lebanon March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The Lebanese Army defused Sunday a gas canister filled with explosives in the northern city of Tripoli, security sources told The Daily Star.

The canister, estimated to be rigged with around 15 kilograms of explosives, was found near an Army post in Tripoli’s Mitain Street, the sources said.

The canister looked suspicious because it had a timer attached to its top, they added.

A military expert was able to defuse the canister after soldieres cordoned off the area.

The incident coincides with the implimentation of a security plan aimed at restoring security in the city plagued by recurring clashes linked to the Syrian crisis.

 

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