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Conflict Incident Report

Tayyouneh suicide bomber blew himself up in car rigged with 25 kg of TNT Army

Date of incident: 
June 24, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Army

The Lebanese Army issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that heinous blast which shook Tayyouneh region at 23:40 was caused by a suicide bomber who was riding a white Mercedes rigged with 25 KGs of TNT. The suicide bomber blew himself up near an army checkpoint in Tayyouneh, a thing which left security officer, Abdel Karim Hodroj, dead and 20 others wounded, as well as huge damage in property. The Lebanese Army duly cordoned off the area for investigations in the presence of the military police.

Primary category: 
Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb
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.