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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Lebanon Update -- Bombing in Beirut

The violence continues in Lebanon.

Middle East Online reports:

By Henri Mamarbachi - BEIRUT

At least two people were killed in a car bomb blast which wounded Lebanon's pro-Syrian Defence Minister Elias Murr outside Beirut on Tuesday, state televsion said.

Besides Murr, nine other people were wounded in the attack, according to initial figures from emergency services.

Police said earlier that the blast had caused deaths but did not say how many had been killed or wounded.

They said that the minister was lightly wounded....

Read it here.

This is a strange one. Murr is pro-Syrian, a nephew of Lahoud, and all previous bombs had targeted anti-Syrian figures. I don't pretend to understand what it portends. Robert Mayer has some thoughts over at Publius here.

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