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Conflict Incident Report

2 simultaneous suicide bombings in Tripoli

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
January 10, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Lebanese Civilians

On 10 Jan 15, at around 1945hrs, 2 suicide bombers targeted a coffee shop in Jabal Mohsen-Tripoli using PBIEDs (Person Borne Improvised Explosive Devices). 9 people were killed, including and ISF member and 39 were injured. At 2015hrs, heavy LAF presence was reported in the area. In addition the Governor of the North imposed a curfew in Beddawi, Qobbeh, Mankoubeen & Tabbaneh-Tripoli until 0700hrs of 11 Jan 15. At 2030hrs, unidentified people tossed a sonic grenade at Baael Al Darawish playground in Tabeneh-Tripoli. 1 child was reportedly killed. At 2130hrs, the perpetrators where identified as 2 citizens from Al Mankoubine area-Tripoli. At 2215hrs, LAF started to conduct search and arrest operations in Al Mankoubine area-Tripoli after information that the perpetrators are supporters of Shadi Al Mawlawi. At 2157hrs, media reported that Al Nusra Front allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack. The final report of fallen victims as a result of the terrorist bombings in Jabal Mohsen that took place earlier Saturday evening is: 9 martyrs, including 2 unidentified bodies that were transferred to the government hospital in Tripoli, and 37 wounded, NNA field correspondent in Tripoli indicated.

Primary category: 
Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb
Secondary Category: 
Restrictions on Residents [inc. curfews]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.