Report: Saudi Delegation to Visit Beirut over Bomber's Identity

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Saudi security officials are expected to visit Beirut to identify the suicide bomber who blew himself up at Duroy Hotel in Beirut's Raouche area on Wednesday, pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.

The newspaper quoted a Saudi security official as saying on Friday that the delegation would bring with it DNA samples to confirm the identity of the bomber.

Lebanese authorities said his name is Abdul Rahman Nasser al-Shenifi.

The bomber detonated his explosives at his hotel room during a raid by General Security officers on Wednesday evening, and died in the blast.

Another accomplice was wounded and was being questioned at his hospital bed. He is also a Saudi citizen identified as Ali Ibrahim al-Thwaini.

A Saudi official told Agence France Presse on Thursday that al-Shenifi, 20, was wanted by the interior ministry.

But Asharq al-Awsat's source denied that al-Thwaini was also wanted by the Saudi authorities.

Wednesday's suicide attack was the third 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.

The General Security agency on Thursday circulated the picture of a Lebanese man, al-Monzer Khaldoun al-Hasan, accused of providing the Duroy Hotel bombers with explosives.

Media reports have said they were plotting to target al-Saha Restaurant in Beirut's southern suburbs.

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Comments 9
Missing karim.. 27 June 2014, 08:50

Make the kingdom of terrorism pay for all the damages to the hotel, and make the kingdom of terrorism pay for all the Syrian refugees that are in Lebanon because of the kingdom of terrorism's policies of supporting and funding the FSA-Al Qaeda cannibal jihadist terrorists.

Default-user-icon eddy (Guest) 27 June 2014, 08:53

You, sir, are an ignorant bigot. No one deserves to die for having different political, religious, or economic beliefs. Or any other kind of beliefs. It's people like you from both political camps that will lead to Lebanon's destruction.

Missing 7alesh 27 June 2014, 09:53

it's enough to see the volume to Trade we have with the kingdom, its direct contribution to the Lebanese economy, to the Lebanese diaspora making its living there and supporting their families in Lebanon, to the endless support they give to the Lebanese institutions (last of which the 3 billion$ to the army that fueled the thugs). it's enough to be objective for few minutes to realize that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a true ally to the Lebanon we want.
Now compare all of this with Iran, and let us discuss numbers.

Missing karim.. 27 June 2014, 10:10

The kingdom of terrorism was the main sponsor of the terrorist PLO which terrorized Lebanon and its populations for 15 years and which was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Lebanese civilians. The kingdom of terrorism is the gravest threat to Lebanese national security and all diplomatic ties with it must be severed until these desert bedouin terrorists renounce their use of terrorism and stop harassing Lebanon and its people.

God bless Lebanese freedom, sovereignty, independence, and democracy! No to the kingdom of terrorism and its evil schemes!

Thumb eagledawn 27 June 2014, 13:48

of course, the army should parade every bullet, vehicle, and weapon it gets in front of the iranian mowaten to get his approval. Go spread your sectarian propaganda else where!

Missing 7alesh 27 June 2014, 11:51

who said they are beggars ? why do we have to dramatize everything we say ? KSA and the gulf region are giving people like you and me opportunities. a ray of hope for graduates to find their lives and finance their families back home.
you name financing the army a mockery, because you don't believe in any army or any other Lebanese institution. your comfort zone is where your hizb thugs flourish, where you can drive the way you want, fight with who you want, get your papers done in the ministries, all with your fellow hypocrite thugs.
KSA is the holiest Islamic land. if I were Muslim, I wouldn't have been happier to know that Islam is protected by true friends and believers of Lebanon as a concept.

Thumb lebpatriot2223 27 June 2014, 13:03

Lies, delusions, and terrorism are a Saudi national pastime.

Thumb eagledawn 27 June 2014, 13:45

As usual, the fake mowaten aka crusher and many other aliases has nothing to contribute except insults, small talk, and attacking posters. Paid propagandist!

Thumb kanaandian 27 June 2014, 17:17

saudi must keep their pedo terrorists in their own country.
what a sick disgusting barbaric inhumane hateful society (im sure im missing about 100 terms to describe the wahabi-dome too)