Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Friday, July 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk played down warnings of a possible terrorist attack in Beirut that had been issued by a number of foreign embassies, saying the information was months-old and precautions have been taken in the interim.In other reports, two men were arrested Thursday for dealings with extremist groups.The State Security arrested another Syrian national in Beirut who is suspected of belonging to the Al-Qaeda affiliate the Nusra Front.In the most recent attack, in November 2015, two suicide bombs were detonated in the Burj al-Barajneh neighborhood of Beirut's southern suburbs, killing 43 people and wounding 239 others.
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