Bus Bomb Kills 18 in Lebanon

Explosion kills soldiers, civilians; dozens more wounded
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2008 4:49 AM CDT
Workers examine the wreckage of a bus rocked by a bomb in Lebanon today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A bomb that exploded on a bus in Lebanon's second-largest city killed at least 18 people and wounded 40. At least seven of the dead were soldiers, reports the Times of London. The attack took place in the port town of Tripoli, where a sect of Shiites associated with the Syrian president has clashed with the local Sunni population.