A would-be suicide bomber was stopped by Lebanese security forces before he could detonate the explosives in a thriving part of Beirut.
Lebanese security forces were following the suicide bomber before he entered the Costa Cafe on Al-Hamra street, one of Beirut’s most trendiest areas full of cafes and restaurants, and arresting him.
In the process of the arrest, the suicide bomber was shot, but survived and is only injured. He has been transferred to a hospital under close supervision from the security services.
Preliminary reports say that he was a Palestinian, but this could not be independently verified by Al-Masdar News at this time.