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Monday, August 22, 2005

Explosion in Lebanon injures four

"Bombing Terror returns to Lebanon" headlined the Daily Star on Tuesday, in reference to the explosion near a shopping centre and a hotel in Zalqa.

The bomb resembles the series of explosions that targeted other Christian areas since the February assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on February 14.

This raises to ten the number of explosions since Hariri's assassination. The culprits are still unknown. Or are they...

UPDATE: According to As-Safir, ten minutes before the blast, a car was seen stopping some 400m from the site of the explosion. Three men, one holding a briefcase stepped out and headed towards the Centre Moussa parking garage. A fourth man, the driver, stayed in the car, engine running. When the three men returned to the car they were without the briefcase, and the car moved to another spot but remained in the area until the time of the explosion...

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