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Conflict Incident Report

Army safely dismantled booby trap set to go off at Beqaa stone quarry

Date of incident: 
May 7, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

NNA - Army sappers and bomb - disposal experts have safely dismantled a booby-trap set to go off at a stone quarry in the Beqaa, Army Directorate of Guidance disclosed in a military communiqué today. 
The 5.4 kilograms of high explosives contained nails and metallic balls designed to inflict maximum injury Yarzeh communiqué added. The explosive device has been safely transferred into an army base with the court of law concerned being notified, the military communiqué concluded. 

Primary category: 
Dismantlement of Explosives/Demining
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.