Bomb near Lebanese Army patrol in Tripoli

Photo: Bomb near Lebanese Army patrol in Tripoli
 / Arab World

A roadside bomb exploded early Tuesday close to a Lebanese Army patrol in the northern city of Tripoli, the military said.

The Army said there were no casualties from the 3:15 a.m. blast, The Daily Star reported.

In a statement, the military said the 800 gram bomb - put in a metal box with a quantity of metal balls - was planted on the side of a road in the Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Raml.

The Army sealed off the area, and the military police launched an investigation into the explosion.

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