12-12-2019 09:15 PM Jerusalem Timing

Roadside Bomb Targets Army Patrol in North Lebanon

Roadside Bomb Targets Army Patrol in North Lebanon

The Lebanese army said Tuesday that one of its patrols was targeted overnight with a roadside bomb in the northern city of Tripoli.

Lebanese armyThe Lebanese army said Tuesday that one of its patrols was targeted overnight with a roadside bomb in the northern city of Tripoli.

The homemade bomb, which was packed in a metal box and made up of around 800 grams of explosives, went off at 3:15 am while soldiers were patrolling the area of Bab al-Ramel, the military said in a communiqué.

The army cordoned off the area after the attack, which is now being investigated by military police, the communiqué added.

The army and security forces deployed en masse in Tripoli earlier this year as part of a security plan aimed at bringing back calm to the city, which has witnessed several rounds of deadly gun battles.

Scores of gunmen and suspects have been charged with forming armed gangs and participating in the clashes.