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FOURTH bombing in Lebanon!

Abu Kais is reporting that another bomb has exploded in Beirut, this time onboard a bus outside of an abandoned building. No word on the damage or casualties yet - I'll be following up when I learn more.

Update: According to LBC, 7 were injured, none are reported dead. Still waiting on details.

Update: Sometimes, you have to hit faraway sources to get the news. I still haven't seen word one about this bombing on CNN, nor on the front pages of Google or Yahoo news.

But in the evening a bomb ripped through a public bus in Christian east Beirut wounding at least seven of the people on board, a security source said.

The explosion in the mixed residential and industrial district of Sed al-Baushrieh was the fourth to rock Lebanon since the clashes between the army and the Islamists broke out on May 20.

Footage broadcast by Lebanese television showed that the bus had been burned out by the force of the explosion.

Several parked cars and the facade of a nearby shopping centre were also badly damaged.


AFP's on the story, at least. Still waiting for the photo wires to catch up.

Update: Photos are starting to come in. I'll be posting them shortly.

Lebanese police and paramedics stand at the site of a bus explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/George Abdallah (LEBANON)


Update (5-Jun): The latest pictures have been added from the wire.
A Lebanese policeman stands next to the site of an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/George Abdallah (LEBANON)


Lebanese police inspect damaged cars at the site of an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/George Abdallah (LEBANON)


Lebanese soldiers inspect the site of an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON)


A bus owner reacts after an explosion next to his bus in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to the empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Shamoun Daher (LEBANON)


Lebanese policemen, Red Cross and civilians inspect the site of an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Shamoun Daher (LEBANON)


Lebanese police, Red Cross and civilians inspect the site of an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Shamoun Daher (LEBANON)


A Lebanese policeman and soldier stand next to a bus after an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to the empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan (LEBANON)


Lebanese civil defence and Red Cross personnel inspect a damaged bus after an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Shamoun Daher (LEBANON)


Members of the Lebanese Red Cross carry a wounded woman at the site of a bus explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Shamoun Daher (LEBANON)


A Lebanese soldier gestures next to the site of an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Wadih Shlink (LEBANON)


Members of the Lebanese Red Cross give medical aid to an injured woman after an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Wadih Shlink (LEBANON)


A Lebanese Red Cross worker, gives first aid to an injured woman from an explosion in an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20.(AP Photo/Bshara el-Shayeb)


Lebanese police, Red Cross and civilians inspect the site of an explosion in Bouchrieh, east Beirut June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Wadih Shlink (LEBANON)


Lebanese soldiers, stand guard in front of a damaged passenger bus, after a bomb blew up next to it, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday June 4, 2007. The bomb exploded in the empty bus parked in a Christian neighborhood injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Lebanese soldiers direct people from the scene where a bomb exploded near an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Grace Kassab)


A Lebanese investigator checks the site where a bomb exploded near an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Grace Kassab)


Lebanese soldiers, check a damaged passenger bus, after a bomb blew up next to it, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese soldier stand guards next to a damaged house after a bomb exploded next to an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)


A Lebanese soldier stand guards in front of a damaged passenger bus after a bomb explosion, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese soldier stands guard next to a damaged house after a bomb exploded next to an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20.(AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)


Lebanese investigators inspect damaged cars after a bomb blew up next to an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20.(AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)


A general view of the scene where a bomb blew up next to an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20.(AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)


Lebanese soldiers secure the scene where a bomb exploded near an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Grace Kassab)


Lebanese army soldiers secure the site where a bomb exploded targeting a public bus in the Sed al-Baushrieh area of Christian east Beirut. Lebanon was battling on several fronts on Tuesday to crush Islamist militants after deadly firefights broke out in a second Palestinian refugee camp and another bomb blast struck the capital(AFP/Marwan Naamani)


A Lebanese man clears glass from a plates of sweets in his shop after a bomb exploded near an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon Monday, June 4, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)


Lebanese policemen talk on their mobile phones as they as guard the site of an explosion in the Bouchrieh area of east Beirut June 5, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


Lebanese residents inspect the site of an explosion in the Bouchrieh area of east Beirut June 5, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


People inspect the site of an explosion in the Bouchrieh area of east Beirut June 5, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


Nuns walk by the site of an explosion in the Bouchrieh area of east Beirut June 5, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


A woman holds her Virgin Mary medallion as she looks at the site of an explosion in the Bouchrieh area of east Beirut June 5, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


A woman holds her Virgin Mary medallion as she looks at the site of an explosion in the Bouchrieh area of east Beirut June 5, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


Women walk by the site of an explosion in the Bouchrieh area of east Beirut June 5, 2007. A bomb exploded next to an empty bus in a Christian suburb in east Beirut on Monday, lightly wounding seven people, a military source said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON)


A Lebanese policeman, stand guards in front of a damaged business center from a bomb exploded late Monday in an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday June 5, 2007. A bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


The scene after a bomb exploded late Monday in an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday June 5, 2007. The bomb exploded in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Two Lebanese soldiers, investigate debris in front of a destroyed passenger bus that was exploded late Monday, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday June 5, 2007. The bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese man stands next to Lebanese soldiers inspecting at the scene where a bomb exploded late Monday in an empty passenger bus, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday June 5, 2007. The bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Two Lebanese policemen, talk as they stand next to a damaged passenger bus that had exploded late Monday, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday June 5, 2007. The bomb exploded in an empty passenger bus parked in a Christian neighborhood east of Beirut Monday, injuring 10 passers-by, a senior security official reported. Lebanon has seen a string of bomb explosions in and around Beirut since clashes between Fatah Islam militants and the Lebanese army began May 20. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


A Lebanese man takes pictures of damaged cars after a bomb exploded in the Sed al-Baushrieh district of east Beirut.(AFP/Anwar Amro)


A Lebanese policeman guards the site where a bomb ripped through a bus in the Sed al-Baushrieh district of east Beirut.(AFP/Anwar Amro)

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Comments:

#1 JayDee 05-Jun-2007
OMG.. who the F cares. Yawn. When ISN'T there some bombing over there???
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