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Two men arrested with explosives outside US embassy in Beirut

A bomb attack on the US embassy near here was foiled when a Lebanese man and a Palestinian were arrested as one of them tried to carry explosives into the embassy compound, the Lebanese army said. The incident came just a week after the US State Department renewed a warning for US citizens to “consider carefully” any travel to Lebanon, alerting them to continuing high anti-American sentiment there amid heightened tension in the Middle East. An army statement said the pair was arrested at 11:00 am (0900 GMT) at the entrance to the embassy in Awkar, which lies 15 kilometres (nine miles) outside Beirut. The Lebanese man was arrested before he could make his way past the reception desk, while the Palestinian was nabbed in a car outside the gates of the fortress-like complex that houses some 500 people. Full Story

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