Explosion rocks Duroy hotel in Beirut during security raid | Pictures

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Duroy hotel -ExplosionA suspect blew himself up in his room as Lebanese security forces raided his hotel in central Beirut on Wednesday, sending flames and a dark cloud of black smoke billowing out of the third-floor windows, security officials said.

There was no immediate word on casualties from the explosion that occurred inside the Duroy Hotel in the Raouche district, a well-heeled neighborhood that borders the Mediterranean Sea.

An official in the general security department said security forces were raiding the hotel when the suspect on the 4th floor detonated explosives in his hotel room. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Damage appeared to be confined to the third and fourth floors of the hotel. The explosion started a fire on the third floor, and thick black smoke billowed above the hotel as fire engines struggled to contain the blaze.

Lebanese troops sealed the area around the hotel as armed gunmen fanned out on the street.

The general security official said the raid at the Duroy hotel was part of ongoing efforts to pursue suspected militants in Lebanon. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief journalists.

The explosion is the second to hit the Lebanese capital in days. A suicide bomber blew himself up near a checkpoint outside a cafe just after midnight on Monday.

Update

Judge Saqr saar who arrived at the scene to investigate the explosion told reporters that 3 Lebanese Internal security members were injured as a result of the explosion.

He said the Internal security forces were able to prevent the first suicide bombings but not the second. Both are reportedly Saudi nationals.

One of the wounded Internal security forces members was identified as Captain Tarek al Dika

Update 2

The Baalbeck  free Sunni brigade  took responsibility for the suicide bombing at the Duroy hotel in Beirut and said in on twitter  that other mujahideen are safe  outside the hotel.

The organization said ” our  mujahideen will not have mercy on Hezbollah  nor the Crusader army ”

Update 3

The Lebanese Red Cross reported that 11 people were injured in the explosion 7 civilians and 4 Internal security members
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30 responses to “Explosion rocks Duroy hotel in Beirut during security raid | Pictures”

  1. arzatna1 Avatar
    arzatna1

    Obviously these are not the kind of tourists Lebanon needs at this time. We are way better off without them

  2. sweetvirgo Avatar
    sweetvirgo

    So now everyday there will be an explosioin that rocks Lebanon.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      I guess the Saudis go to other resorts. 😉

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar
        sweetvirgo

        LOL…they should go to Syria or Iran….I heards a lot of fun over there.

  3. AkhouManUki Avatar
    AkhouManUki

    Thanks again Hezbollah for bringing peace and security to Lebanon.

  4. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    ” our mujahideen will not have mercy on Hezbollah nor the Crusader army ”
    Nope, we just kill anybody anywhere … it’s the way of our little sect.

    1. man-o-war Avatar
      man-o-war

      Take Beer!

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        There’s a good Dark one made in Lebanon …. sampled in Tripoli … 😉

      2. Hey Mano, speaking of beer look what I just picked up in tampa, dab has been up to no good, will let you know how it tastes, unless you are still in florida and you can join for a couple 🙂

        1. man-o-war Avatar
          man-o-war

          Haha, nice! Yeah, let us know how it is. Hope its not too bitter ; )
          I would love to join for a couple, but I left the sunshine state early June. I’m working in Texas until the end of July. Can’t complain though, plenty of sunshine and beautiful women.

  5. Fauzia45 Avatar
    Fauzia45

    Have mercy on innocent people ,on peaceful people,on civilians !!!

    1. sweetvirgo Avatar
      sweetvirgo

      Nshallah ya rab!!!

  6. Joe Saad Avatar
    Joe Saad

    I wish they could have just focused on wine and women like the rest of the Gulf nationals who use Lebanon as a playground to paralyze themselves from the boredom in their countries.

  7. Joe Saad Avatar
    Joe Saad

    Summer tourism season looking great! Why don’t we send more genius politicians to reassure the Gulf countries Lebanon is safe.

    1. AkhouManUki Avatar
      AkhouManUki

      At the end of the day, Hezbollah get zero benefit from tourism in Lebanon. Last I checked there are no hotels/resorts in Da7yie, nor restaurants or retail establishments that attract tourists. Instead, they benefit from greater international attention due to foreign people in Lebanon.

      I can’t believe these clowns are running our government. No wonder our economy is beyond destroyed, just like the 4th floor of Duroy.

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar
        sweetvirgo

        What are you saying?? This explosion happened because of hezbollah?? But wait a minute….they protect Lebanon. Now now, you know they are peaceful and they are the resistance.

        Where are the hezbollah supporters now?? Let’s see what they have to say?!

        3rd suicide bombing in less than a week. And this is only the begining. God help Lebanon, truly.

  8. nagy_michael2 Avatar
    nagy_michael2

    No offense to ISF.. but you need to investigate these things in civilian clothe. obviously these people have learned and they outsmarted the ISF and the army. do a raid without being noticed..is that too much to handle..

  9. man-o-war Avatar
    man-o-war

    Glad they caught one alive, maybe we can fry some bigger fish.
    http://mtv.Com.lb/EN/News/353057

    1. Close but no cigar…I meant close but no 72 virgins =D

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          ܘܐܬܐ ܫܘܢܪܐ ܘܐܟܠܗ ܠܓܕܝܐ ܕܙܒܢ ܐܒܐ ܒܬܪܝ ܙܘܙܝ ܚܕ ܓܕܝܐ ܚܕ ܓܕܝܐ
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      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        I tried installing those fonts … the clay tablets didn’t fit in my computer.

        1. If You on Windows i think http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts-middle-eastern.html Etruscan-Phoenician tablets are golden not clay) I copied Phoenician text from tablets

  10. Sandis Bertins Avatar
    Sandis Bertins

    a moth ago stayed in a room 3 floors above

    1. AkhouManUki Avatar
      AkhouManUki

      Crazy… did you see any suspicious Saudis while you were there?

      On a side note, I would hate to have to answer the phones at Duroy today, they must be getting killed with reservation cancellations, along with every other hotel in the area.

      Amazing how Hezbollah always have a way to attract trouble around Lebanon’s peak tourism season!

  11. The real lebanese Avatar
    The real lebanese

    These Islamic groups dont understand that Lebanese Sunnis dont benefit for these terrorist attacks at all. Hezbollah will not pull out of Syria due to suicide bombs in Lebanon because it does not care about Lebanon.

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