Car bomb explosion in Beirut injures 10

Car bomb explosion in Beirut injures 10

Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:3AM GMT

A car bomb has exploded near a military checkpoint in the Lebanese capital Beirut, injuring at least 10 people.

According to reports late on Monday, the bomb went off near the military checkpoint and a café full of soccer fans watching a FIFA World Cup match in the city’s Dahieh neighborhood.

Security forces have reportedly sealed the area around the explosion.

No group or individual has immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

On Friday, a bomb blast rocked a Lebanese police checkpoint on the Beirut-Damascus highway. The bomb went off when Internal Security Forces (ISF) personnel were searching a vehicle in Dahr al-Baidar checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley.

The blast killed at least two people and wounded 18 others.

Lebanon has been suffering from terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda-linked militants as well as random rocket attacks, which are viewed as a spillover of the conflict in Syria.

Meanwhile, foreign-backed militants in Syria have on many occasions attacked Lebanese border areas where the majority of the residents support the Syrian government.

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