Bombs exploded in three parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Thursday (20 Jan.) causing damage, but no casualties.
SV PAN Algerian Embassy to bomb wreckage
SV Broken window
SV Front of Embassy and bomb wreckage in wall (2 shots)
GV People outside newspaper building look at damaged car
CU Holes in side of car (3 shots)
LV Front of newspaper offices
GV PAN Strand Hotel to broken windows (2 shots)
SV People look at wreckage
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Background: Bombs exploded in three parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Thursday (20 Jan.) causing damage, but no casualties.
One bomb shattered the front of the ultra-modern Algerian Embassy in Beirut, a second wrecked a lorry parked near the offices of a left-wing newspaper, and the third damaged a hotel building.
All three places are connected in some way with the Palestine Resistance movement-which has alleged that the explosions are part of a plot in which the Jordanian intelligence is implicated.
A spokesman for the largest of the guerrilla groups, Al-Fatah, described the attacks as part of a criminal conspiracy aimed at pushing things in Lebanon to the brink of an explosion.