Election Office Bombed in Lebanon
A bomb hurled at the election office of independent Beirut candidate Mowaffaq Yafi on Thursday, reported the Daily Star newspaper.
It added that the bomb caused minor damage to cars and buildings in the area.
Beirut police sources were quoted by the paper as saying that two men driving a Honda automobile were believed to be responsible for the attack near Sanayeh Garden, which caused slight damage to Yafi's office and the windows of an adjacent clinic.
The Internal Security Forces cordoned off the area soon after the incident, added the paper.
The election campaigns have seen a number of violent incidents. Lebanese President Emile Lahoud called on candidates to do their best to ensure a smooth voting process.
The first round of the Lebanese elections took place on August 27th and resulted in a big victory for the opposition who won 41 seats of the 63 designated for Mount Lebanon and the north.
The second round is scheduled for Sunday, September 3rd when the residents of Beirut, the Bekaa Valley and the south will cast their votes for the 128-member parliament – Albawaba.com
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