Explosion rocks bank HQ in Lebanese capital

Lebanese police cordon off an area covered in shattered glass following an explosion near a major bank in the western part of the Lebanese capital Beirut on June 12, 2016A bomb blast rocked the western part of the Lebanese capital late Sunday, with the interior minister saying the target was a major bank. An AFP correspondent saw almost all the entire glass facade of the headquarters of BLOM BANK, one of the country’s largest, blown out, with debris littering the ground. Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnuq told AFP a bomb containing about 3-4 kilos (6.6-8.8 pounds) of explosives had been “placed behind the back wall of BLOM BANK”.

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