Three Detained in Links to Jabal Mohsen Twin Suicide Attack

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The army detained on Sunday three people pending an investigation in links to the twin suicide bombing in Jabal Mohsen neighborhood in the northern coastal city of Tripoli.

According to the state-run National News Agency, the three men were detained as part of an investigation into Saturday's attack on a cafe in the flashpoint Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.

The three have friendship links with the suicide bombers, NNA said.

Media reports identified them as Ali Kheireddine, Monzer Shamseine and Wael Afioni.

Nine people were killed and 37 others were wounded in the attack.

Al-Qaida-affilliate al-Nusra Front claimed responsibility for the blasts via Twitter.

“A cafe belonging to the (Alawite Arab) Democratic Party in Jabal Mohsen was targeted with a double martyrdom attack, to avenge the Sunnis in Syria and Lebanon," read the tweet.

Lebanese security forces believe the bombers lived in Mankubeen, a majority Sunni neighborhood just 500 meters away from Jabal Mohsen.

They were identified as Taha Samir al-Khayyal and Bilal Mohammed al-Meraayan.

The Arab Democratic Party is the main group representing the Alawite minority in Lebanon.

Residents of Jabal Mohsen support Syria's President Bashar Assad, who belongs to an Alawite clan, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, that has ruled the war-torn country for more than 40 years.

Comments 4
Default-user-icon Nadim (Guest) 11 January 2015, 13:23

These are people you are talking about Joebustani. Is your life worth more than any other human being?
When will people come to realize that all lives are equally important regardless of political affiliation, religion, sect and whatever other categories and labels people use
God help Lebanon and its stupid people just like you joebustani. Celebrating the barbaric deaths of fellow citizens.
I have lost complete hope in Lebanon's institutions and people. Truly hopeless country.
I am ashamed to be Lebanese

Thumb janoubi 11 January 2015, 15:35

I don't see his comments as sectarian. Don't forget that you always maintained that hizballah transcends sects and has support in all lebanese communities; unless you changed your tune now?

Default-user-icon megabemoss (Guest) 11 January 2015, 15:39

well said mega

Thumb joebustani 12 January 2015, 10:26

bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts pain and suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia and its members, supporters or followers wherever they may be.