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Conflict Incident Report

Grenade Blast in Akkar Causes Material Damage

Date of incident: 
February 14, 2015
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A grenade placed under a rented car exploded at dawn Friday in the northern district of Akkar, causing material damage but no casualties, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said the grenade was placed in a can and exploded at 4:00 am under a red Hyundai Accent owned by a car rentals company in the town of Bebnine.

The vehicle, which was rented by Jamal Mohammed al-Bustani, was parked near his house in al-Qate neighborhood, the agency said.

Internal Security Forces explosives expert Sgt. Michel Saad inspected the site of the blast and police launched an investigation to find the assailants.

In a related development, the front of a black Mercedes caught fire around 500 meters away from the blast scene.

NNA identified the car's owner as Mohammed Adnan al-Bustani.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

NB: Please note that due to the unavailability of the exact location specified in the report, this security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.

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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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.