A remote control car bomb ripped through a military bus this morning killing four soldiers and a civilian in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Today’s bombing is the second deadly attack targeting troops in northern Lebanon in less than two months. Twenty five other people were injured in the blast, which tossed the car a few meters from the blast site during morning rush hour. This attack follows the deadly attack on the Lebanese army that took place on August 13, 2008. During the August 13 attack, 18 soldiers and civilians were killed by a roadside bomb near a bus carrying troops on a busy Tripoli street.
Following are the first bloggers’ reactions to today's attack:
Jnoubiyeh posts a transcript of a local TV news about the bombing in which the local and international politicians condemnations and first reactions are mentioned.
Lebanese Tag posts the preliminary details that have surfaced as a result of the attack and also posts photos from the blast site.
Check back for more bloggers’ reactions later.