World IN BRIEF : LEBANON : Car Bomb Hurts 20 at W. Beirut Market

From Times staff and Wire reports

A car bomb exploded in a marketplace a few yards from a Syrian army checkpoint in Muslim West Beirut, wounding 20 people, police said. The blast in the crowded Barbir marketplace sent shrapnel flying and ripped through a nearby sandbagged Syrian position. The explosion came amid renewed inter-Christian fighting in the eastern sector of the city.

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