Hand grenade explodes in North Lebanon

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A hand grenade exploded in a Tripoli neighborhood on Tuesday, National News Agency (NNA) reported.

The NNA said that the grenade was thrown in the city’s Barraniya neighborhood, adding that gunshots were also heard in the Nahr Abu Ali Bridge area.

In a related development Lebanon’s MTV reported earlier that two hand grenades exploded between the towns of Saadnayel and Taalbaya in the Beqqa region in east Lebanon causing no damage.

Protests continue to rock Lebanon. Thousands of angry protesters burned tires and blocked roads across Lebanon on Tuesday after Iranian and Syrian-backed Hezbollah secured the appointment of its candidate to lead the next government.

The protests were part of a “day of anger” called by supporters of Hariri to protest against Hezbollah which is funded and supported by Tehran.

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