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Blast near Lebanese army post after al Qaeda warning

A bomb exploded near a Lebanese army barracks in Beirut early on Thursday, destroying a car and slightly wounding a soldier, security sources said. The sources said a local newspaper had received a telephone call from someone claiming to speak on behalf of al Qaeda and declaring that a security target would be bombed in Beirut in retaliation for the arrest last month of 13 group members. The explosion occurred some three hours later at around 2 a.m. (midnight GMT) outside the Fakhreddine Barracks in the Ramlet al-Baida district of the capital, shattering windows in nearby buildings. Full Story

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