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US restricts staff after Lebanon blast

The U.S. Embassy restricted the movement of its staff Wednesday and urged Americans to be vigilant a day after a bomb hit one of its vehicles in the first attack in more than two decades targeting American diplomats here. Two Lebanese and a Syrian were killed in the bombing, which took place as President Bush was touring the Middle East. The attack highlighted the growing chaos in Lebanon, which has descended into violence over the last three years after almost a decade of calm following its long civil war. U.S. diplomats are deeply involved in the country’s fractured politics, supporting the government against the Syrian-backed opposition. The sides have been deadlocked over choosing a new president. Full Story

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