Lebanese Army soldiers walk inside a cafe where a suicide bomb attack took place in Jabal Mohsen, Tripoli January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban
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The two suicide bombers who blew themselves up in a crowded cafe in the Tripoli neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen were unknown to security agencies, according to a security source. Neither Taha Khayal, born in 1994, nor Bilal Mohammad al-Miryan Mariyan, born in 1986, both of whom hail from Tripoli's destitute slums, had been flagged on suspicion of involvement with terror groups, the security source said.Soon after Khayal detonated his explosives vest, the second bomber, Mariyan, known as "Abu Ibrahim" blew himself up in front of the cafe.Both Khayal and Mariyan were living in the Mankoubeen neighborhood.But one neighbor in Mankoubeen, who declined to be identified, described Khayal as "a calm guy.
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