Over 5 killed and dozens wounded in Lebanon bomb blast
A massive bomb explosion ripped apart a bus carrying Lebanese troops in the city of Tripoli in the north of Lebanon on Monday. Initial report said five people killed and 17 hurt in the bombing at Bahsas at the southern entrance of Tripoli during the morning rush hour. Last month, a bomb blast hit a bus in the city, killing 15 people including 10 soldiers.Tripoli is fast emerging as big troublesome spot for Lebanon after sectarian fighting between pro-government Sunni fighters and pro-Syrian gunmen have intensified.
At least five people have been killed in a powerful blast in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
Witnesses and security officials said the explosion targeted a bus carrying Lebanese soldiers. At least a dozen people are believed have been wounded.
Violent incidents across Lebanon in recent weeks have raised fears of a return to sectarian violence.
At least 14 soldiers and civilians were killed in a bomb attack that hit a bus in the city last month.
A security official told the AFP news agency that the minibus was heading to the capital Beirut with about 24 people on board when the blast went off.
He said at least six people had been killed, although a TV news channel in the region put the death toll at five.