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Missionaries' Friend Killed in Lebanon Bombing

An explosion killed a man outside the apartment of a Christian missionary couple in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli today, officials said, in the second attack on missionaries since November. The victim was identified in news reports as Jamil Ahmed Rifai, a Jordanian friend of the couple, who had converted from Islam to Christianity and lived next door. He was apparently trying to remove suspicious packages left outside the couple’s apartment when the explosion took place, blowing out windows of neighboring apartments and damaging oarked cars. The blast was caused by about four pounds of explosives. At least one suspect was in custody, a police official said. The unidentified man, who is Lebanese, had attended some of the couple’s Bible classes, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The suspect is being questioned. Full Story

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