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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 22/02/2014

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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam held a security meeting last night to discuss the latest developments in the northern city of Tripoli.

The meeting was attended by Interior Ministe Nouhad Mashnouq, Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi and Minister of Social Affaris Rashid Derbas, Lebanon's Naharnet news reported. On ground, Tripoli witnessed a tensed Friday evening as three stun grenades were hurled on the international highway. "Unknown assailants hurled three stun grenades on the al-Khnaq bridge on Tripoli's international highway," the state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported. The NNA explained that the bombs were thrown when "a group of men was protesting to demand the release of a detainee held by security forces few days ago."

"Army troops opened fire in the air to disperse the protesters," it said. OTV had noted that a hand grenade was hurled near Bank Audi at the Muharram intersection in the northern city. Meanwhile, radio Voice of Lebanon (93.3) said a bomb hit the Baal Darawish area in Tripoli. Later in the evening, two stun grenades were hurled on the Bab al-Ramel cemetery in the city, according to the NNA. "Army units have deployed in the Bab al-Ramel area and its surroundings," al-Jadeed television said.

 






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