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Suicide car bombing near army checkpoint in Beirut


Suicide car bombing near army checkpoint in Beirut

A suicide bomber blew up a car near an army checkpoint in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Monday evening.

The blast killed a security officer and injured around 20 people watching Brazil play Cameroon in the World Cup in a nearby cafe.

It happened in the mainly Shi’ite Muslim district of southern Beirut where supporters of a Hezbollah-linked group, Amal, live.

Lebanon has suffered a wave of sectarian violence linked to the war in Syria.

Security forces were already on high alert after a suicide attack on Friday near the Syrian border which killed one person and injured scores more, but narrowly missed the chief of Lebanon’s General Security, Major General Abbas Ibra


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