The site of the explosion in Arsal, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. (The Daily Star/STR)
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An investigation was launched into a deadly blast that ripped through Lebanon's restive northeast border town of Arsal Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding several others, a security source told The Daily Star.The committee is an independent group of sheikhs following up on matters related to Syrian refugees in the town.The two-story building in which the ceremony was held was frequently used by the committee as a meeting space to resolve disputes between Syrian refugees in the town, according to Sheikh Jasem Askar, who was acquainted with two sheikhs killed in the attack.There are approximately 30,000 Syrian refugees in the town, according to the municipality, almost equal to the Lebanese population of 35,000 .
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