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Sunday, March 27, 2005 

Car bomb injures six in Beirut on Saturday - no deaths

A massive car bomb has exploded in Beirut injuring six people in the north-eastern industrial suburb of Dekweneh.

Earlier there were unconfirmed reports that two Indian nationals had died - they were in fact just wounded. The confusion over the numbers of dead and injured, and the chaos at the scene confirms the incompetance of the Lebanese security services which the UN identified.

The blast set several buildings on fire.

It's the third bomb to explode in Beirut in the past week, amid fears of violence as Syrian peacekeeping troops pullout.

The town's mayor said police had been tipped off about a bomb, and were searching when the explosion happened.

Edited Sunday 27/3/05 7.56pm.

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