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Hariri denounces “terrorist”
Dahiyeh explosion

Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri condemned the car bomb explosion that rocked the Bir al-Abed area of the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh on Tuesday morning.

 

“Every Lebanese cannot but express sentiments of rage and condemnation towards this crime that targeted one of the most populated neighborhoods,” Hariri said in a statement released by his press office on Tuesday.

 

The March 14 leader deemed this incident as a “criminal explosion” and a “terrorist operation.”

 

He accused the “Israeli enemy” of planning this “terrorist operation… to embroil [the country] into strife,” and called on the leaders and the Lebanese people to be “highly aware and alert.”

 

Hariri went on to urge the “avoidance of being lured into wars that will only bring more schism to Lebanon.”

 

Meanwhile, the Future chief addressed the security and judicial authorities, calling on them to “unveil the perpetrators.”

 

On Tuesday morning, a car bomb exploded in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh amid reports of several injuries.

 

Hezbollah's Al-Manar television reported that the car bomb went off in a parking lot near the Islamic Cooperation Center in the Bir al-Abed area of Dahiyeh.

 

The explosion in the Hezbollah-stronghold comes as Shiite Muslims who follow the late Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah begin the holy month of Ramadan.

Hariri accused the Israeli enemy of planning this terrorist operation.