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NEWS: Explosion North of Lebanon Kills 3

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posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 07:34 PM
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An explosion in north Lebanon shortly after midnight local time has killed 3 people and wounded 2 others. The explosion was in a mainly Christian area or north Lebanon known as Jounieh. Sources report the explosion appears to have been a charge that was left in a shopping center, and not the work of a suicide bomber.
 



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BEIRUT, Lebanon - An explosion rocked a Christian area north of Beirut early Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding two others, police said.

A stringer for NBC News stationed in Beirut reported that three people were killed in the explosion at a shopping center outside Beirut, 1 a.m. local time. Several more were wounded. The explosive appears to have been planted, not carried by a suicide bomber, the stringer reported.

Police had no immediate word on what caused the blast near Jounieh, the main Christian port city 10 miles north of Beirut’s center.


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This would be the third blast in just over a month in country plunged into political chaos by the death of the former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri. This is also the second explosion in a Christian area of Lebanon in the past five days.

The other significant aspect of this bombing is the targeting of Christians. Makes me wonder if this is not the work of Hezbollah. At this time however, no group has claimed responsibility for the blast.

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[edit on 3/22/2005 by phreak_of_nature]




posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 10:09 PM
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Authorities have identified the source of the blast as a 45 pound bomb placed in the shopping center after closing. The dead and injured appear to have been security guards at the mall. This latest explosion follows protests on Tuesday in fron of the U.S. Embassy in Beruit.


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Shortly after midnight, a 45-pound bomb rocked the shopping center near Jounieh, the main Christian port city about 10 miles north of Beirut. Police said they believed it was placed at the center when it was closed.

Police said two people were killed and two wounded. LBC TV, the leading station in the country, said three people were killed and eight wounded. It was the second bombing since Saturday, when a car bomb in a northern Christian suburb of Beirut injured nine people.


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