31 suspects indicted in relation to series of bombing attacks on US outlets in Lebanon
Thirty-one suspects were indicted Thursday in relation to a series of bombing attacks on US fast-food outlets and foreign-named supermarkets in Lebanon this year and were committed to trial before a Beirut military tribunal on charges punishable by up to life imprisonment.
The indictment was announced by military examining magistrate Riad Talieh, capping a 3-month interrogation, A Nahar website reported. Most of the indicted suspects are Lebanese activists linked to Islamic factions operating from the Palestinian refugee camps of Baddawi in northern Lebanon and Ein El-Hilweh in the south.
Targets of the bombing assaults included branch restaurants of McDonald's, Winners, Pizza Hut, KFC and Spinney's supermarkets in Beirut, Jounieh and Tripoli. Several people were injured in the attacks, but none were killed. (Albawaba.com)
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