Thursday, February 02, 2006

LEBANON: OVERNIGHT BLAST CLAIMED BY 'AL-QAEDA' AFFILIATE

Beirut, 2 Feb. (AKI) - Four people were arrested in Beirut on Thursday after an overnight explosion near an army barracks. The explosion occured around 0200 local time near the outer wall of the Fakhr ad-Din barracks in western Beirut and injured one soldier. The daily al-Balad received a phone call from a man purporting to "belong to al-Qaeda in Lebanon." He said "the operation was a response to the arrest of 13 members". In January, three Lebanese, seven Syrians, a Saudi a Jordanian and a Palestinian were arrested. Police say they were linked to an al-Qaeda affiliate and preparing attacks in Lebanon and abroad.

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On 9 January al-Qaeda's point man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for the launch of Katuyska rockets from southern Lebanon on 28 December against Jewish settlements in Galilee. The first claim of responsibility for that operation from al-Qaeda in Iraq was published on the Internet the day after the rocket attack.


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