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    A powerful car bomb exploded outside a nightclub in predominantly Moslem West Beirut last night (17 June) killing one person and injuring 22.

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    SV Police and troops search area around bombed car
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    SV Soldier opens boot of car as fire still burns inside
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    SV Fireman spray water onto burning car
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    CU Another damaged car
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    SV Police and crowd around damaged cars
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    CU Policeman picking up remains of mortar shell
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    SV Police examine bomb car
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    CU PAN Militiaman to police examining wreckage (2 shots)
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    Background: A powerful car bomb exploded outside a nightclub in predominantly Moslem West Beirut last night (17 June) killing one person and injuring 22.

    SYNOPSIS: The blast was caused by a 35 kilogram (70 pounds) bomb planted in a car which was parked outside the club. The explosion wrecked the club premises and left the building blazing. About 15 cars parked nearby were badly damaged not the blast, which shattered windows in surrounding buildings, sending chunks of twisted metal flying up to 500 metres away.

    Security forces and militiamen sealed off the area immediately after the blast, which occurred in the early evening. Ambulances and rescue services rushed to the scene -- the fashionable Al-Raouche district of Beirut.

    Bomb disposal experts took away fragments of the bomb for examination. Earlier, police and militiamen had been forced to fire their guns in the air to disperse the big crowds which gathered in the area soon after the bomb had been detonated. This car blast is only the latest in a series of similar incidents which have rocked the Lebanese capital in recent weeks. So far, no organisation has claimed responsibility.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1DKDODJMB99ZSF0WVG3UD0ZD8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DKDODJMB99ZSF0WVG3UD0ZD8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
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