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Conflict Incident Report

In Tripoli, a car bomb in front of an ice cream parlor kills 50 people

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
June 20, 1985
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

June 20, 1985: In Tripoli, a 100-kilogram TNT car bomb placed in front of an ice cream parlor at the beach killed at least 50 people and injured 110, the majority of whom were women and children because it was a religious holiday.

Primary category: 
Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb