Smoke and emergency vehicles in Tripoli in the aftermath of the blasts
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Two blasts rock Lebanese city Tripoli

Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured by two blasts in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, officials say.

As Friday prayers ended, a blast hit the al-Taqwa mosque, usually attended by prominent Sunni cleric Sheikh Salem Rafii. He was unharmed.

A second blast five minutes later hit the al-Salam mosque.

Yolande Knell reports from Beirut.

  • 23 Aug 2013
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