27 Mar '11, 7am

海峽時報world Bomb explodes at Lebanese church, no injuries: BEIRUT - A BOMB exploded overnight at the entrance of

BEIRUT - A BOMB exploded overnight at the entrance of a church in the eastern Lebanese city of Zahle, causing no injuries, a church official said on Sunday. The bomb, which consisted of about two kilograms of TNT, was placed at the side entrance of St Mary's Church, a Syriac Orthodox church, Monsignor Youstinios Boulos Safar told AFP. The device went off at 4:15 am (0115 GMT, 9.15am Singapore time), blowing out a side door of the church and damaging benches inside as well as the altar, Mr Safar said. Seven cars parked nearby were also damaged. No one claimed responsibility. 'I denounce this type of attack and urge people to remain calm,' said Mr Safar, who hails from neighbouring Syria and is bishop of Zahle, a mainly Christian town about 50 kilometres from the capital Beirut. He said he planned to hold Sunday mass at the church despite the attack. The church is located in...

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