TRIPOLI, Lebanon: A Lebanese man was wounded overnight when unidentified assailants threw a hand grenade at a center which aids Syrian refugees in the Tripoli neighborhood of Qibbeh, north Lebanon, security sources said Monday.
The sources, who spoke to The Daily Star on condition of anonymity, said the attack on Ahl al-Nusra headquarters took place shortly before midnight.
The center's Lebanese official, Ghali Hadarra, received minor injuries in the blast, added the sources. He was treated at a local hospital.
A car parked outside the center also was lightly damaged.
The explosion consisted of a dynamite stick attached to a detonator. Metal pieces were also wrapped around the detonator, the sources added.
A security force made up of the Lebanese Army and police promptly arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area.
An investigation is under way into the attack.