Twin explosions in Tripoli, Lebanon kill 42, injure 500

Two simultaneous car bomb explosions rocked Friday the Lebanese city of Tripoli, killing up to 42 people and injuring 500. One of the blasts rocked a Sunni mosque near the home of outgoing Prime Minister Najib Mikati, while the other hit another mosque in Mina as worshippers were coming out of Friday prayers.
The areas were cordoned off and ambulances rushed to the sites of explosions. Local TV footage and pictures from the scene showed buildings with their fronts damaged and vehicles ablaze.

 

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