BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army sealed off a residential street in Tripoli, north Lebanon, Friday and called in an explosives disposal unit after an improvised bomb was found in the area.
The Lebanese Army said chemicals were used to make the explosive.
A statement by the military command said a Lebanese Army patrol found the bomb “made up of a metal container filled with chemicals used for explosives” on Tripoli's Qalaa Abu Samra Street.
“A quantity of nails, two detonators and a slow-burning fuse – all not set to explode – were also found” near the bomb, the statement said.
It said members of the patrol called in explosive experts who examined the bomb and moved it to a safe location where it was dismantled.
A search for the perpetrators is under way, the Army added.