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Car bombs at Lebanon mosques kill 29, wound 500
« on: August 23, 2013, 11:38:33 AM »

TRIPOLI (Lebanon): Powerful car bombs exploded on Friday outside two Sunni mosques in a Lebanese city riven by strife over the war in neighbouring Syria, killing 29 people and wounding 500, officials said. That was the highest toll in an attack since Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.

Coming a week after a bombing in the Beirut bastion of Shia party Hezbollah, a close ally of Bashar al-Assad, the bombings risk further exacerbating tensions between supporters and foes of the Syrian president.

"There are at least 29 dead and 500 wounded, many of whom are in serious condition with burns and with head wounds," said Georges Kettaneh, director of the Lebanese Red Cross.

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