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For a Fractured Lebanon, Nearby Tensions Weigh Hard

BY ANDREW KATZ

It was the kind of incident that Lebanon has feared most. A bomb targeting Hizballah, itself implicated in terrorist bombings, exploded near the Islamic Cooperation Center, the organization's stronghold in the Bir al-Abed neighborhood outside Beirut. The blast, which took place in a parking lot as Ramadan began, reportedly didn't kill anyone but injured 53 people and left a crater 6 ft. (2 m) deep.

The attack marks the first direct hit on the Shi'ite party since it formally acknowledged aiding forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar Assad in his civil war with Sunni revolutionaries. And it raises...

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