Bomb blast hits northern Lebanon
A suicide bomb attack in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has killed at least seven people, in the latest violence linked to Syria’s civil war.
The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, said it was behind the attack, which also injured 30 people.
The blast, on a cafe in a predominantly Alawite neighbourhood, was the first major attack in Lebanon for months.
There has been tension in the past between Tripoli’s Sunni Muslim majority population and its Alawite minority.