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Conflict Incident Report

Bomb found in Tripoli, Zgharta Highway

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
January 14, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
General Security
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

The General Security units found on Wednesday a 30 kilogram bomb set to explode on Tripoli, Zgharta Highway, NNA field reporter said. The Army and security apparatuses rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area. A military expert is currently defusing the bomb. Later during the day, a military expert dismantled on Wednesday around 10 kilograms of explosives found on a road in Zgharta district in northern Lebanon, the army said. The bomb was discovered by General Security's Intelligence Branch officers on the road of Majdlaya that lies between the city of Tripoli and the town of Zgharta. Security forces and the army drew a tight dragnet around the area and blocked the road when the expert defused the explosives around 8:00 am, said the army. The street remained closed for a while and was later reopened. The army communique said the bomb was made up of a gas cylinder filled with 10 kilograms of explosives, and linked to a detonator and a 15-meter electric cable. “An investigation is underway to find the perpetrators,” it added.

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.
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