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Lebanon: 27 killed in Islamic bombings

August 24, 2013

Powerful car bombs have exploded outside two Sunni Muslim mosques in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, killing at least 27 people and wounding 352.

“Up to now, there are 27 martyrs and 352 wounded in hospitals,” Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said on television, without saying whether this was the final toll.

Both explosions took place as worshippers were filing out after weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, in a city where Sunni supporters of rebels in neighbouring Syria frequently clash with Alawites, who support the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

SMH

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