Lebanon's Tripoli bomb attacks leave at least 42 dead

Lebanon's Tripoli bomb attacks leave at least 42 dead

PanARMENIAN.Net - At least 42 people have been killed and more than 400 wounded in two huge bomb attacks in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, BBC News said.

The blasts, near mosques, are thought to be the deadliest attack in Lebanon since the end of the civil war in 1990.

War in neighbouring Syria has raised sectarian tensions between the city's Sunni Muslim and Alawite communities. The blasts came a week after a car bomb in a Shia district of the capital Beirut killed 27 people.

Prominent Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Salem Rafii could have been the intended target of the latest attacks, BBC Arabic reports from Beirut. He was unharmed.

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