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THIRD EXPLOSION IN LEBANON

Abu Kais is reporting that there has now been a THIRD explosion in Lebanon, this time in the heavily Druse area of Aley!

Somebody is trying real hard to crack Lebanon up. I wonder who that could be...?

More on this latest terror attack as soon as it hits the wires.

A Lebanese policeman looks out over the scene of a bombing in Aley near Beirut in Lebanon Wednesday, May 23, 2007. The explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least five people, according to police. Residents of the area are known to be loyal to Druse anti-Syrian leader Walid Jumblatt who had warned on Tuesday of stepped-up violence and explosions across Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


Update: The photos are starting to come in. Fortunately, nobody was killed in this latest attack, although 5 people were injured.

UPDATE: Michael Totten speaks, I listen. And I humbly suggest that you do, too.

See-also:

Here are some other news agencies covering this story, until I'm able to get back to it:

Ya Libnan
The Guardian
Reuters AlertNet
IHT

Previously:

Second Terror Attack: Verdun (Sunni)
First Terror Attack: Ashrafieh (Christian)
Lebanese police, army officers and civilians inspect a damaged building after an explosion in the Aley town east of Beirut May 23, 2007. An explosion at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Ibrahim Kareem (LEBANON)


Lebanese police, army officers and civilians inspect a damaged building after an explosion in the Aley town east of Beirut May 23, 2007. An explosion at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Ibrahim Kareem (LEBANON)


Lebanese police, army officers and civilians inspect a damaged building after an explosion in the Aley town east of Beirut May 23, 2007. An explosion at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


A Lebanese policeman, reacts as he stands next to the rubble of a damaged house after an explosion hit it in one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts, in the Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 23, 2007. An explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least two people, police said. Police officials said a bomb, placed in a narrow street about 200 meters (yards) from the main government building in the town, had gone off.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese man, tries to jump from a balcony of a destroyed house after an explosion hit it in one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts, in the Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 23, 2007. An explosion hit mountain resort late Wednesday, wounding at least two people, police said. Police officials said a bomb, placed in a narrow street about 200 meters (yards) from the main government building in the town, had gone off.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese policeman, stands amid the rubble of a destroyed house after an explosion there in one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts, at the Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 23, 2007. An explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least two people, police said. Police officials said a bomb, placed in a narrow street about 200 meters (yards) from the main government building in the town, had gone off.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese army soldier, stands next to a destroyed house after an explosion hit it in one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts, in the Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 23, 2007. An explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least two people, police said. Police officials said a bomb, placed in a narrow street about 200 meters (yards) from the main government building in the town, had gone off.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese policemen and rescue workers attend the scene of a bombing in Aley near Beirut in Lebanon Wednesday, May 23, 2007. The explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least five people, according to police. Residents of the area are known to be loyal to Druse anti-Syrian leader Walid Jumblatt who had warned on Tuesday of stepped-up violence and explosions across Lebanon.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


Two Lebanese army soldiers, stand guard in front of a destroyed house after an explosion at Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 23, 2007. An explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least two people, police said. Police officials said a bomb, placed in a narrow street about 200 meters (yards) from the main government building in the town, had gone off.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese people, gather in front of a destroyed house after an explosion hit it in one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts, at the Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 23, 2007. An explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least two people, police said. Police officials said a bomb, placed in a narrow street about 200 meters (yards) from the main government building in the town, had gone off.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese soldier stands guard as police (back) inspect a damaged building at an explosion site in the Aley town east of Beirut May 23, 2007. An explosion at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON)


A Lebanese policeman gestures at the site of an explosion in the Aley town east of Beirut May 23, 2007. An explosion at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON)


Lebanese security agencies, gather next to a destroyed house after an explosion hit it in one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts, in the Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 23, 2007. An explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least two people, police said. Police officials said a bomb, placed in a narrow street about 200 meters (yards) from the main government building in the town, had gone off.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese Druze Sheikh (R) inspect the site of an explosion in the Aley town east of Beirut May 23, 2007. An explosion at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON)


Lebanese police, army officers and civilians inspect a damaged building after an explosion in the Aley town east of Beirut May 23, 2007. An explosion at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Lebanese policemen secure the site where a bomb exploded in the Lebanese town of Aley in the mountains east of the capital Beirut. Lebanon told Islamic militants holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp on Wednesday to surrender or else, as a bomb wounded five people outside the capital and a militant was shot dead in the northern city of Tripoli.(AFP/Anwar Amro)


Lebanese policemen secure the site where a bomb exploded in the Lebanese town of Aley in the mountains east of the capital Beirut. Lebanon told Islamic militants holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp on Wednesday to surrender or else, as a bomb wounded five people outside the capital and a militant was shot dead in the northern city of Tripoli.(AFP/Anwar Amro)


Backlash


It doesn't look like the Druse are taking this sitting down...

Residents express their anger and defiance at the scene of a bombing in Aley near Beirut in Lebanon Wednesday, May 23, 2007. The explosion hit one of Lebanon's most important mountain resorts late Wednesday, wounding at least five people, according to police. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


Lebanese Druze youths chant slogans after an explosion in the Aley town east of Beirut May 23, 2007. An explosion at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON)


Aftermath



Lebanese Army soldiers search for evidence at the site of an explosion in Aley town, east of Beirut, May 24, 2007. An explosion went off near a shopping centre at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Lebanese Army soldiers search for evidence at the site of an explosion in Aley town, east of Beirut, May 24, 2007. An explosion went off near a shopping centre at a Druze town east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday wounded five people, security sources said. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Lebanese army and police inspect the scene a day after an explosion hit Lebanon's most important mountain resorts in the Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, May 24, 2007. The blast, which injured 16 people, was the third in the Beirut area since Sunday. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)


A Lebanese man inspects the damage to his home, a day after an explosion hit Lebanon's most important mountain resorts, in the Druse town of Aley, southeast of Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, May 24, 2007. The blast, which injured 16 people, was the third in the Beirut area since Sunday. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)


Lebanese army and police secure the scene a day after an explosion hit Lebanon's most important mountain resorts in the Druse town of Aley southeast of Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, May 24, 2007. The blast, which injured 16 people, was the third in the Beirut area since Sunday. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

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