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Conflict Incident Report

One killed, 7 injured in Tripoli explosion

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 7, 2014
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Local Residents

One individual died and seven others received injuries in an explosion which rocked Khanak Bridge in Tripoli. Meanwhile, the city of Tripoli witnesses slow traffic movement, whereas trade shops and institutions regularly opened their doors. Tripoli-Akkar highway remained blocked by the Lebanese Army near Abu Ali roundabout, while traffic has been diverted towards the city's maritime road. Also, Syria road of Bab al-Tabbaneh remains blocked by a number of young locals who are protesting failure to enter humanitarian aid inside the battered region of Arsal.

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
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):
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.