Beirut was rocked by the second bomb attack against a Lebanese newspaper in three weeks yesterday (Saturday).
GV TILT DOWN EXTERIOR Newspaper building showing broken windows (3 shots)
CU PAN & MV INTERIOR Broken glass and damage (2 shots)
MV PAN Stacks of newspapers
SV PAN Broken glass on floor; damaged tables and chairs (4 shots)
CU Pictures on walls, including one of late Egyptian President Nasser (2 shots)
GV Wrecked office
Initials BB/0106 TH/DW/BB/0118
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Background: Beirut was rocked by the second bomb attack against a Lebanese newspaper in three weeks yesterday (Saturday). The latest explosion caused extensive damage to the office of the newspaper Al-Muherrer. No-one was hurt.
It was reported that the bomb, possible thrown from a speeding car, landed on the balcony of an office used by newspaper co-editor Mr. Shafiq Hout, an official of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. The newspaper supports the Palestine commando movement.
SYNOPSIS: For the second time in three weeks, newspaper offices in Beirut have been the target of a bomb attack. The latest explosion, on Saturday, badly damaged offices of the newspaper Al-Muherrer. Despite the damage, no-one was hurt by the blast. The newspaper supports the cause of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. There were reports that the bomb which caused the damage was tossed from a speeding car.
Apparently the bomb landed on the balcony of an office used by a coeditor of the newspaper, Mr. Shafiq Hout, who is also an official in the Palestine Liberation Organisation. The office was unoccupied at the time of the blast. Last month, the Palestine Liberation Organisation denounced an attack on the offices of the journal Al-Hawadess, when four armed men planted bombs which damaged the printing presses. Only last week, another bomb exploded near the home of a Black September commando in Beirut.