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Timeline: major attacks in Lebanon since 2005

A chronology of attacks since the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

Last updated: 19 Nov 2013 16:44
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Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades said it was behind the attacks on the Iranian embassy [Reuters]

Nov 19, 2013: The Iranian embassy in Beirut is hit by a double suicide attack, killing at least 23 people and wounding 150. The Al-Qaeda-linked group Azzam Brigades says it carried out the attack.

Aug 15: A car bomb in a southern Beirut suburb kills 27 people and wounds 336 others.

Aug 23: Twin car bombs in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, kill 42 people and wound hundreds.

Oct 19, 2012: A car bomb kills the police intelligence chief, Wissam al-Hassan, along with eight other people in the Ashrafiyeh district.

Jan 25, 2008: Five people, including the Lebanese security official, Wissam Eid, die in a bomb blast targeting a convoy in a Christian suburb in the east of the city.

Jan 15: Three civilians die and 26 are wounded in a bomb explosion in a northern suburb of the capital. The attack is apparently aimed at a US embassy car.

Dec 12, 2007: A car bomb kills General Francois El Hajj and his bodyguard near Beirut. Hajj had been tipped to replace the army chief, General Michel Sleiman.

Sep 19: A car bombing in the Beirut suburb of Sin el-Fil kills the anti-Syrian MP, Antoine Ghanem, and five other people.

Jun 13: The MP, Walid Eido, one of his sons and eight other people die in a bomb blast in Beirut.

Nov 21, 2006: The anti-Syrian MP and industry minister, Pierre Gemayel, is shot dead in Jdeide, north of the capital. His bodyguard is also killed.

Jul 12, 2005: A car bomb kills one in Beirut, with the defence minister, Elias Murr, among nine people wounded.

Jun 21: The former Communist Party secretary general, Georges Hawi, dies in a car bombing near his home.

Jun 2: The anti-Syrian journalist, Samir Kassir, is killed by a car bomb in the Christian neighbourhood of Ashrafiyeh in Beirut.

Feb 14: Ex-PM Rafiq Hariri and 22 others are killed in a huge blast in Beirut. The attack becomes the focal point of anti-Syrian sentiment and leads to the so-called "cedar revolution" against Syrian influence. 

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