Residents of Burj al-Barajneh attend a candlelight vigil. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Top Lebanese leaders called for national unity to thwart ISIS' plans to incite sectarian strife through its deadliest attack deep into the southern Beirut suburb of Burj al-Barajneh Thursday.In its statement claiming responsibility for the blasts that killed at least 46 people and wounded over 200, ISIS did not reveal the names of the two suicide bombers. However, the plan did not take into account the possibility of terrorists entering the area on foot to carry out such attacks, the source said.Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr and State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud, who visited the bombing site Friday, confirmed that only two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the attack, disputing reports of a third bomber.The Army Thursday said the attack was carried out by two suicide bombers, and that the body of a third who failed to detonate his explosive device was found at the scene of the second blast.Speaker Nabih Berri and Salam called for national unity to foil ISIS attempts to stir up sectarian strife in Lebanon.Berri also said that top Hamas leaders have assured him that the suicide bombers did not come from the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp.
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