Gunmen kill three men in Lebanon’s Tripoli
The incident took place on Thursday after masked men on motorbikes opened fire at a man outside his home in the Zahraniyeh district in central Tripoli, the official said.
A security officer and a third man who were at the scene were also killed in the shooting.
The attack is the second deadly incident in Lebanon in less than a week. A huge car bomb blast rocked Zahiyeh suburb, between Bir el-Abed and Rweiss neighborhoods, south of Beirut on August 15. The area is regarded as the bastion of Hezbollah resistance movement.
Some 27 people were killed and more than 120 others wounded in the bombing.
Hezbollah’s Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has blamed Israeli-backed Takfiri militant groups for the deadly blast.
President Michel Sleiman said that the attack bears the fingerprints of “terrorism and Israel” and is aimed to destabilize the country and deal “a blow to the resilience of the Lebanese.”
On August 19, Lebanese security forces arrested three men, a Lebanese national and two Palestinians, suspected of planning a massive car bomb in southern Beirut.
According to the officials, the three were preparing to stage an attack using an Audi car containing 250kg of explosives.
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