Intelligence Bureau Raids Hotels Near Duroy Attack Site

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The Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau raided on Thursday hotels near Duroy Hotel a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at his room while his accomplice survived the blast.

According to media reports, the Intelligence Bureau raided Ramada Plaza, previously known as As Safir Heliopolitan Hotel, which is across the Duroy Hotel, in search for suspects.

Security sources told LBCI that the raids are a routine measure carried out by the Intelligence Bureau to inspect the identities of the hotel guests.

Al-Jadeed television reported that two people from Arab nationalities were detained during the operation in Ramada Plaza.

The suicide bomber and his accomplice are allegedly Saudi citizens.

The bomber detonated his explosives during a security raid on Wednesday evening, and died in the blast. Another man was wounded and was being questioned by security agents at a Beirut hospital.

A third person is on the run.

The two attackers entered Lebanon with Saudi passports on June 11.

It was the third suicide bombing in Lebanon in less than a week and sparked fears of renewed violence in a country that has been deeply affected by the civil war in neighboring Syria.

Security forces began recently enforcing strict measures and carrying out raids in several areas after obtaining information on a plot to target hospitals and high-ranking security officials.

Early Tuesday a suicide blast in Beirut's southern suburbs, Hizbullah's main bastion, killed a security officer and wounded 20 others.

The bombing in Tayyouneh came three days after a suicide attack in eastern Lebanon that killed one person and wounded 30.



Comments 13
Thumb thrust 26 June 2014, 14:33

I do not care which side you are on because I am not on any side, but your Lebanese citizenship and supposed education should limit you from being stupid. How would you suggest issuing visas will avoid terrorist from entering any country ?

Thumb thrust 26 June 2014, 14:53

How ? give me one criterion

Thumb thrust 26 June 2014, 17:17

every person has bank papers, family papers or whatever you wish, but in my perfect lebanese accent, how do you determine he is a terrorist?
however you turn it, you cannot decrease terrorists entering by issuing visas. It is impossible.

Thumb FlameCatcher 26 June 2014, 17:17

@FT : if as you claim, the Saudi gov is behind this, then it's a walk in the park to get all the paperwork. This will not solve the problem.

Like the idiot Sehnaoui who implemented a stupid measure to prevent illegal import of cellphones. This is still happening because the mafias are still here and infiltrated everywhere.

Thumb FlameCatcher 26 June 2014, 17:20

@Southern, you're right.

Hezbollah gets in and out of Syria without passing through our borders and customs... illegally that is.

Even if you impose strict visa requirements, what's to prevent terrorists from crossing through our borders with Syria ?

What if Hezbollah put its energy defending our borders rather than fight in Syria ? Wouldn't it be better ?

And if Bashar is so strong, why does he need Hezbollah to fight for him ? Can't he defend Lebanon ?

Now get back inside Lebanon before we start shooting at all terrorists who cross our borders and that includes you !

Thumb FlameCatcher 26 June 2014, 19:02

@Southern : If ISF and Army are doing very well alone, then it's time to disarm Hezbollah. You just admitted Hezbollah brings nothing to the equation.

And then : point any instance where I support terrorists. I challenge you. Unlike you, I do not support armed groups, some of which are considered a terrorist organisation by 70% of Lebanese and most countries in the world. The terrorist organisation KEZBALLAH that is !

Missing peace 26 June 2014, 14:57

have M8ers asked for strict measures whenanti syrian lebanese people were targetd? NO! double standards hypocrits!

Thumb FlameCatcher 26 June 2014, 15:26

Its full of Saudi terrorists, Syrian terrorists, Iranian terrorists ... all thanks to the new ministry of tourism headed by Hassan Nasrallah ! I must say his great tourism reform plan is working out great !

Thumb FlameCatcher 26 June 2014, 15:27

Sorry, spelling mistake. Hassan Nasrallah is Lebanon's minister of "Terrourism".

Thumb smarty 26 June 2014, 15:28


Thumb iamymasterscard 26 June 2014, 15:51

Hassan Nasrallah should have listened to 2007 Hassan Nasrallah and stayed home, Lebanon would have been spared the all the terrorists attacks and the senseless deaths. When he crossed the border he was warned although he knew what the consequences on Lebanon and the Lebanese were going to be. But still did it and he lied inventing pretext after pretext to cover these lies. But he had no choice, the Ayatollah ordered Narsrallah followed the orders, what else could a lowly soldier do.

26- 05- 2007- Hassan Nasrallah called for a negotiated settlement rather than a military assault on the Nahr el-Bared camp. "Does it concern us that we start a conflict with al Qaeda in Lebanon and consequently attract members and fighters of al Qaeda from all over the world to Lebanon to conduct their battle with the Lebanese Army and the rest of the Lebanese? We will not accept or provide cover or be partners in this."

Thumb beiruti 26 June 2014, 15:57

You've got to be kidding that there needs to be tighter visa laws in Lebanon. Her borders leak like a sieve. Anyone could cross into the country from Jordan or Syria with forged paperwork, or no paperwork. And as for Airport security, doesn't Hezbollah run that?? I'd Saudi terrorists are accessing the country through the airport, then they are doing so in front of Hezbollah's nose

Thumb smarty 26 June 2014, 17:18

@ "intelligence Bureau" : You should also apprehend the assassins of Hariri, Tueni, Kassir, etc,...

Do I need to provide the culprits' addresses in Dahye and Damascus?