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Deadly blast hits Lebanese city

Deadly blast hits Lebanese city
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A suspected car bomb blast has killed at least five people and injured 17 others in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

According to initial reports the explosion tore through a bus carrying Lebanese soldiers during the morning rush hour in the Buhsas area

Violent incidents across Lebanon in recent weeks have raised fears of a return to sectarian violence.

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 early this month to ease tensions.

Six weeks ago at least 15 people died, including ten soldiers, in a bomb attack that hit a civilian bus in the city.

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.

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