Mock Bomb Raises Panic in North Lebanon
Suspicions arose early on Friday after an improvised bomb placed inside an old car tire was found in the northern al-Beddawi area in Tripoli, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The device, which turned out to be a mock bomb, was discovered near Salaheddine Mosque in al-Beddawi, NNA added.
The security forces cordoned off the area and blocked the street and called for an explosives expert who inspected the device and found it be fake.
The unknown culprits had tied two glass bottles with an adhesive tape to make it look like a bomb.
Friday's scare is the second in two days after a similar mock bomb was found Thursday afternoon in the official school compound in the town and the perpetrator was arrested.