42 dead, 500 injured in Lebanon Mosque attack

Source: pointblanknews.com

At least 42 persons were confirmed dead when multiple explosions ripped through a Sunni mosque in the border town of Tripoli, near Lebanon’s border with Syria.

The attacks occurred during Friday’s jumaat prayers.

At least 500 worshippers were injured in the twin explosions reportedly described as “very powerful.”

Several adjoining buildings were damaged. Also damaged were scores of vehicles.

Witnesses told Pointblanknews.com over the telephone that two cars suspected to be packed with explosives exploded in the mosque packed with Sunni worshippers.

Shiite leaders immediately denounced the attacks, insisting that no Muslim would attack a fellow Muslim in the thick of Friday prayers.

Last week, an explosion ripped through a Shiite enclave in Ruwais, Beirut, killing 28 persons and injuring many more.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.