Terrorist Bombing Rocks Beirut: 1 Martyred, Dozens Injured
A terrorist suicide bombing rocked at midnight the entrance of the Lebanese capital Beirut, leaving at least one Lebanese citizen martyredand dozens others wounded.
According to the National News Agencies, the wounded, mostly from the Abu Assaf Café, suffered minor injuries in the attack shortly before midnight in the Beirut neighborhood of Tayyouneh. The café-goers were watching the Brazil vs. Cameroon World Cup game.
Security information further revealed that the suicide bomber was driving an old red Mercedes the wrong way on the street. He blew himself up near an Army checkpoint in Tayyouneh, at one of the main entrances into the capital's southern suburbs.
They said the assailant was believed to be a Syrian man.
In parallel, the force of the blast had tossed the suicide bomber against the wall of a fourth-floor apartment in a nearby building. Human remains and blood littered the balcony floor.
Military Prosecutor Sakr Sakr ordered security agencies to launch an investigation.
Eyewitnesses said the remains of a human body were found at the site of the bombing. Some of the remains landed on a balcony on the fourth floor of a nearby building, they added.
The eyewitnesses noted that the bombing caused significant material damage and wrecked several cars.
Lebanon has been on high alert since a suicide bombing at a police checkpoint on the Dahr Baidar highway last Friday.
A police officer was martyred and 33 people were wounded in that bombing, which has fueled fears of violent spillover from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team