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Explosives Found Outside Lebanon McDonald's

A small blast at a McDonald’s restaurant in Beirut on Saturday may have been intended to lure people toward a car packed with explosives parked nearby, but the bomb failed to detonate, security sources said on Sunday. The car contained some 120 pounds of explosives, enough to destroy the restaurant where a dynamite bomb had exploded in the toilets earlier, lightly injuring three people, judicial sources said. Lebanese President Emile Lahoud said the bombing, the latest in a string of attacks on U.S. and British targets, was aimed at destabilizing Lebanon and would only serve Israeli interests. Security forces found the explosives in the car when they searched a parking lot close to the restaurant. A malfunction had prevented them from detonating, security sources said. It was likely the initial blast had been intended to draw a crowd to the area before the car-bomb exploded, they said, suggesting the attack may not have been targeted at U.S. interests. Full Story

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