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Double bombing targets nightclub and liquor store in southern Lebanon

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Police inspect the site of an explosion that hit a nightclub in Tyre, Lebanon, on November 16. A big explosion in the morning targeted the Elissa Queen hotel, which includes a nightclub frequented by foreigners working in the UN force in southern Lebanon.

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Damage seen inside a store selling alcohol hit by a second explosion in Tyre on November 16.

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Lebanese soldiers stand guard at the scene where a bomb exploded at the Queen Elissa Hotel in Tyre on November 16.

The AP reports from BEIRUT:

A bomb exploded Wednesday at a hotel frequented by U.N. staffers in southern Lebanon, causing damage but no casualties, a Lebanese security official said.

The official said the blast struck the pub at the Queen Elissa Hotel in the port city of Tyre early in the morning. Rubble littered the pavement outside the hotel, and part of the ground floor was badly damaged by the blast.

Another explosion minutes later damaged a liquor store in the city, also causing no casualties.

Tyre is a predominantly Muslim city and serving alcohol is common at hotels and restaurants. Read the full story.