Report: Saudi Officials in Beirut to Follow up Probe into Duroy Attack

Saudi security officials are in Beirut to follow up the results of the investigation into the Duroy Hotel blast last week which was carried out by a Saudi suicide bomber, An Nahar daily reported Tuesday.

Pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat said Friday that the delegation's visit is aimed at identifying the suicide bomber. But according to An Nahar, the officials would only seek information on the probe.

The bomber detonated his explosives at his room in Duroy Hotel that lies in Beirut's Raouche area during a raid by General Security officers last Wednesday. He died in the blast.

But another accomplice, also a Saudi, was wounded and was being questioned.

An Nahar quoted an informed source as saying that the suspect will be tried in Lebanon.

The al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the hotel suicide bombing, warning that dozens of more men plan to carry out similar attacks.



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