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Suicide Attack Foiled in Beirut Cafe: Security Source

(REUTERS) – Lebanese security forces foiled an attempted suicide bombing at a cafe in Beirut’s busy al-Hamra district late on Saturday, a security source said.

The suspected bomber was stopped while wearing an explosive vest as he attempted to enter the cafe and before he was able to detonate it, the source said, adding that he was injured during his arrest and taken to hospital.

Militants have carried out a number of bombings in Lebanon in recent years including some motivated by the war in neighboring Syria, but no major incidents has taken place for months.

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