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Deadly blast hits military bus in Tripoli

Latest update : 2008-09-30

At least five people were killed on Monday in a suspected car bomb blast targeting a military bus on the outskirts of Tripoli, three weeks after rival leaders signed a reconciliation deal in the northern Lebanese port city.

A suspected car bomb blast ripped through a bus carrying soldiers in northern Lebanon on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 17, local media reported.
 
Witnesses said the blast occurred in the Buhsas area at the southern entrance to the city of Tripoli during the morning rush hour.
 
Lebanese troops cordoned off the scene of the blast and ambulances ferried casualties to nearby hospitals.
 
Six weeks ago a bomb blast hit a bus in the city, Lebanon's second largest, killing 15 people including 10 soldiers.
 
The attack was the deadliest against the army since the military routed al Qaeda-inspired Muslim militants at a nearby Palestinian refugee camp last year.
 
Tripoli was caught up in deadly sectarian fighting in recent months linked to Lebanon's broader political troubles, but rival leaders in the city signed a reconciliation deal on Sept. 8 easing tensions.
 
The fighting in the mainly Sunni Muslim city pitted Alawite factions against Sunni gunmen. The main Alawite group has close links to Syria, which is headed by Alawite President Bashar al-Assad. The Alawite sect is an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam.
 

Date created : 2008-09-29

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