An explosion has been reported in the Sid el Baucherieh suburb of Beirut, next to the Mar Ta2la church. The exact time of the explosion was 8:15 pm, coinciding with a meeting of security officials at the Prime Minister's offices in the Saraya.
The number of wounded has been increased from 7 to 10!
Reports indicating that a bus was targeted have been confirmed. The 24 seat capacity bus was empty at the time of the attack, and was parked on the side of the road.
The Abdel Massih center in Sid el Baucherieh was heavily damaged in the attack, as was the neighborhoud in general as windows and cars were shattered by the explosion.
Unconfirmed sources in Lebanon have reported that one man, suspected of fleeing the scene directly after the explosion, has been arrested by security services. Reports indicate that he was fleeing in the direction of the town of Fanar.
Those wounded in the attack have been taken to the Mar Youssef Hospital in the Dora suburb of Beirut.
The Sid el Baucherieh suburb is located to the North-East of the capital in the, predominantly Christian, Metn province. The area is adjacent to scenes of previous terrorist attacks (namely the assassination of Minister of Industry, Pierre Gemayel, in the Zalka municipality in November 2006), and marks the continuation of a recent string of bombings believed to be coordinated by Syrian Intelligence agencies and carried out by their subordinates in Lebanon.
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