Grenade explodes near mosque in Lebanon’s Tripoli


A grenade attack has hit near a mosque in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

Security sources say the attack was carried out during the early hours of Sunday, when an assailant threw a hand grenade near the Harba Mosque in the neighborhood of Bab al-Tibbaneh. Two cars were damaged.

No casualties have been reported.

The Lebanese army has increased patrols in Tripoli following the attack. Bab al-Tibbaneh had for long been a stronghold of Takfiri terrorists.

Over the past months, Lebanon has been suffering from terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda-affiliated militants as well as random rocket attacks, which are viewed as a spillover of the conflict in Syria.

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