Suicide bombers kill nine in Lebanon's Tripoli

Lebanese security forces and emergency personnel gather outside a cafe targeted by a suicide bombing on January 10, 2015 in the Jabal Mohsen Alawite neighbourhood of TripoliTwo suicide bombers killed nine people and wounded 37 others in an attack on a cafe in a flashpoint Alawite neighbourhood of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Saturday, officials said. Al-Qaeda’s Syria branch claimed responsibility for the attack in the Jabal Mohsen neighbourhood. “Then, a second suicide attacker arrived, and blew himself up too,” he said, updating his initial account of a single suicide bomber. Lebanese security forces believe the bombers lived in Mankubeen, a majority Sunni neighbourhood just 500 metres (yards) away from Jabal Mohsen.

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