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Conflict Incident Report

31 civilians killed in explosion in front of a supermarket on the Jal al-Dib–Antelias Highway

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
August 17, 1985
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

August 17, 1985: In the northern suburbs of Beirut, on the Jal al-Dib–Antelias Highway, 31 civilians, including at least 4 women, were killed, 1 missing, and 85 civilians wounded in a 250-kilogram hexogen bomb that was placed in front of a supermarket at a busy hour.