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Conflict Incident Report

Three detained in links to Jabal Mohsen twin suicide attack

Date of incident: 
January 11, 2015
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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Identified Individuals

On 11 Jan 15, the army detained three people pending an investigation in links to the twin suicide bombing in Jabal Mohsen neighborhood in the northern coastal city of Tripoli. According to the state-run National News Agency, the three men were detained as part of an investigation into Saturday's attack on a cafe in the flashpoint Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen. The three have friendship links
with the suicide bombers, NNA said. Media reports identified them as Ali Kheireddine, Monzer Shamseine and Wael Afioni. Nine people were killed and 37 others were wounded in the attack. Al-Qaida-affilliate al-Nusra Front claimed responsibility for the blasts via Twitter.

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Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.