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ISF Arrests ‘Terrorist Network' Linked To McDonald's Bomb

The authorities have arrested a “terrorist network” suspected in the bombing at the McDonald’s in Dora and other recent attacks on US-associated targets, Interior Minister Elias Murr announced Wednesday. Some 12 days after personally talking down a man threatening to blow himself at HSBC Bank, Murr said he had overseen the quick arrest of a “terrorist network” responsible for a Saturday blast at the popular fast food chain that left three poeple wounded. According to Murr, the recent investigations revealed that a single group of five men, whom he described as “murderers” and “Islamic extremists,” was behind the series of attacks on restaurants associated with the United States. He said they had also planned future attacks on embassies here. “Those murderers confessed that they were responsible for the attacks on Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Spinneys in Tripoli, Winner’s (restaurant) and Pizza Hut in Maameltein, and McDonald’s in Jounieh and Dora,” Murr said in a news conference at the Interior Ministry on Wednesday. Murr added that Internal Security Forces personnel had arrested the suspects, who were “hiding in houses in Tripoli and Beirut.” Full Story

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