Jabhat al-Nusra Front have claimed responsibility for a recent suicide bombing in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. The attack claimed the lives of at least seven people and injured another three dozen. The terrorist cell targeted a cafe in a predominantly Alawite area Jabal Mohsen and the attack was carried out through driving a car loaded with explosives into the cafe. This attack came in the middle of an area known for it’s Sunni and Alawite civil war.
There are conflicting statements in regard to who and how many terrorsits actually carried out the attack. The Lebanese Army states that the suicide bombing was carried out by one man from Yemen, while the National News Agency of Lebanon stated that is was two men, both from Tripoli.
The military cordoned off the area and a curfew was put in place until the next morning. This cafe was located on a street that served as a dividing line between the Alawite district of Jabal Mohsen and the Sunni district of Bab al-Tabbaneh. The Sunnis and Alawite have had numerous conflicts over the years.
Below is brief video about the incident.
At any rate, something tells me Hezbollah is not pleased and hopefully it will not be long before we see these cockroaches squashed.