Thursday, February 02, 2006

Small Blast targets Ramlet Al Baida Army Barracks

A bomb exploded near the Lebanese army barracks in Ramlet El Baida in Beirut earlier today, slightly wounding one soldier.

About three hours earlier, someone speaking on behalf of Al Qaeda had called a local newspaper, declaring that a security target will be bombed in Beirut in retaliation for the arrest last month of 13 group members, according to news reports.

The blast, caused by an explosive charge near or under a car, occurred at around 2 a.m. outside the Fakhreddine Barracks in Ramlet al-Baida district of the capital, shattering windows in nearby buildings.

Last month Al Qaeda also claimed responsibility for a grenade attack on an army outpost around the Ain Al Helwe camp in Saida.

In late December, various internet sites claimed that Abu Mussaab al Zarqawi was responsible for a Katyusha rocket attack against northern Israel from south Lebanon. But Lebanese security sources believe pro-Syrian Palestinian guerrillas were behind that attack.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks you Syria for sending al Qaida to Lebanon

02 February, 2006 08:34  

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