Lebanese soldiers and police arrive at the site of the explosion in Dahr al-Baidar, Friday, June 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda handed death sentences Tuesday to four people accused of involvement in two suicide attacks last year against security checkpoints in Beirut and east Lebanon.According to the indictment obtained by The Daily Star, Mahmoud Abu Abbas, Hussein Kamel Zahran, Ahmad Abdulkarim Homayed and the emir of the Al-Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades Sirajeddine Zureiqat were all sentenced to death. They were convicted of plotting bombings that struck the Dahr al-Baidar police checkpoint in east Lebanon on June 20 that killed one and wounded more than 30, and an Army checkpoint in the Beirut suburb of Tayyouneh three days later that killed one and wounded about 25 .
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