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3 suspects arrested for suicide attack attempt in Beirut's southern suburbs
Authorities in Lebanon foiled a planned suicide attack in Beirut's southern suburbs, arresting three suspects, local media reported.
The General Security and the Internal Security Forces' Information Branch managed to dismantle a network suspected of having ties to Daesh (ISIS), thwarting their deadly scheme. The alleged suicide bombing was set to target a restaurant at iftar time, Al-Akhbar newspaper reported. The three suspects' nationalities were determined as Arabs, with one of them being a Yemeni. They are undergoing questioning at the General Security.
One of the suspects reportedly resided at "Al-Rabih Compound" in Beirut's Al-Tariq al-Jadideh. He was arrested last week. Another suspect, the would-be bomber, was arrested in the southern city of Sidon at the same time. Authorities confiscated an explosive belt in his possession. The third suspect was lured by security forces, leading to his arrest. Two of the suspects only played the role of planning for the operation. A source told the newspaper that the cell worked at the behest of a Daesh emir, the group's de facto capital in Syria, through a mediator residing in the notorious south Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh.
Security forces had dismantled an explosive package in Al-Tariq al-Jadideh last Friday.
The package was located in Ard Jalloul, a densely populated area.
Explosive package dismantled in south Beirut's al-Tariq al-Jadideh
Dismantlement of Explosives/Demining
Security forces Friday dismantled an explosive package in the Beirut neighborhood of al-Tariq al-Jadideh, a security source told The Daily Star."...