Bombing Targets U.S. Officials, Kills 4 Lebanese

Lebanon is going through a particularly volatile period because of internal politics, and President Bush’s Mideast visit has apparently caused further turmoil. A car bomb aimed at an American Embassy vehicle in Beirut on Tuesday killed four Lebanese in the city’s northern Doura region and injured six more, according to the BBC.


A Lebanese army official said at least six people had been injured, including a non-US foreign national.

There has been no claim of responsibility so far.

The attack comes at a time of political crisis in Lebanon with rival pro-Syrian and pro-Western parties deadlocked over efforts to elect a president.

It also coincides with an extensive Middle East tour by US President George W Bush, who has been in the Gulf and is heading to Egypt, after a landmark trip to Israel and the occupied West Bank.

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