Car on fire in Tripoli following explosions
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Lebanon: Deadly explosions in Tripoli

At least 42 people have been killed and more than 400 injured by two huge blasts in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, health officials say.

As Friday prayers ended, a blast hit the al-Taqwa mosque, usually attended by prominent Sunni cleric Sheikh Salem Rafii. He was unharmed.

A second blast five minutes later hit the al-Salam mosque.

Yolande Knell reports from Beirut.

  • 23 Aug 2013
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