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Conflict Incident Report

Car carrying 75-100kg of explosives dismantled in Arsal

Date of incident: 
September 11, 2014
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The Lebanese Army Command's Guidance Directorate on Thursday issued a communique saying that at 11:30 am the army suspected a Kia car with Syrian plate parked along the road in Ain Shaab in Arsal, whereupon the army secluded the car zone and inspected it to discover that it contained 100 kg of explosives connected to electric wires. The Lebanese Army explosive experts defused on Thursday a car bomb in Wadi Hamid at Arsal outskirts. The field reporter said that the Kia with a Syrian license plate came under suspicion earlier on Thursday after its driver abandoned it on a road at Arsal outskirts. The bomb was found to be made of 75 kg of explosive materials packed in metal plates.

Primary category: 
Arms Storage/Smuggling
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.