Saturday, 20 January 2018 11:06 GMT

Injuries among civilians, soldiers due to suicide attack at Beirut hotel

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) A number of injuries took place among civilians and soldiers when a suicide bomber blew himself up in his room at a Beirut hotel Wednesday as Lebanese security forces raided the premises, causing an explosion that sent flames and a cloud of black smoke billowing out of the third-floor windows, security officials said. According to Lebanese security forces, who detained a second suspected bomber in the sweep, the blast toward the end of evening rush-hour took place inside the Duroy Hotel in Beirut's Raouche district. They sealed off the area around the hotel and armed gunmen fanned out on the street to secure the location. The bombing is the latest in a string of attacks and security scares in Lebanon over the past week that have sparked fears of renewed violence in the country that has been deeply affected by the civil war in neighboring Syria.

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