Army Find, Detonate Bomb in North Lebanon

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Published Saturday, January 31, 2015

Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) found and detonated a bomb next to the Majdlaya-Qoubba highway on Friday evening on the outskirts of the northern town of Tripoli, the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) reported.

LAF in a statement on Sunday said that the four-kilogram bomb was discovered during a night patrol in the Zgharta district.

“The patrol also found metal pieces next to the bomb which was set to explode by a timer,” the LAF added.

According to the army, a military expert detonated the bomb on location because it was too risky to move it.

On January 14, a General Security unit found a 30-kilogram bomb in the northern city of Tripoli. Another 10-kilogram bomb was also found in Tripoli that same day.

Tripoli was hit by a double suicide bombing on January 11, which killed nine and wounded more than 50 at a crowded café in the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.



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