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Army searching for car bomb in Beirut

Members of the Lebanese security forces dismantle a car bomb at the entrance of the Lebanese border town of Arsal, in the Beqaa valley, on February 12, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / STR)

BEIRUT - The Lebanese army has launched a search operation in Beirut for a car rigged with explosives, Al-Mayadeen television reported.

On Wednesday, Lebanese Armed Forces arrested Wednesday Abdullah Azzam Brigades commander Naim Abbas.

Shortly after, the army dismantled a car bomb planted in a black Jeep in a parking lot in Beirut’s Tariq al-Jedideh.

 

It later dismantled another car bomb in the Beqaa town of Arsal.

 

The NNA said that Abbas admitted to the existence of the car in Tariq al-Jedided and stated that it was going to be detonated tin Beirut’s Dahiyeh.

Abbas also admitted to the existence of other rigged cars at hidden locations which are now being raided and confirmed that he was connected to a number of recent bombings, according to a statement from army command.

Members of the Lebanese security forces dismantle a car bomb at the entrance of the Lebanese border town of Arsal, in the Beqaa valley, on February 12, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / STR)

Abbas admitted to the existence of the car in Tariq al-Jedided and stated that it was going to be detonated tin Beirut’s Dahiyeh.