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Northern Lebanese city hit by blast

world Updated: Aug 13, 2008 10:58 IST

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An explosion went off in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli on Wednesday morning, a security official told AFP.

"A bomb exploded on Masarif Street in central Tripoli," the official said adding that there is thought to be a number of casualties.

Tripoli has been the scene of sectarian fighting which killed 23 people last month.