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Bomb Blast at Lebanon Home of Dutch Missionary

A bomb exploded outside the home of a Western Christian missionary couple in northern Lebanon overnight, killing one person, security sources said on Wednesday. They said the device was placed outside the ground floor apartment of a Dutch missionary and his German wife in a suburb of Tripoli, traditionally a stronghold of Sunni Muslim Islamists in Lebanon. It was the second attack on Christian missionaries in Lebanon in six months, and the most recent in a string of attacks on Western targets that has picked up pace since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Security officials identified the dead man as a Jordanian acquaintance of the couple who had converted to Christianity, and said he had picked up the explosive device after it was spotted near the entrance to their apartment. “He examined it, saw a fuse and attempted to stop it,” a security official said, “but it continued and the explosive went off.” No one else was seriously hurt, security officials said. Full Story

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