At least eighteen people have been killed in Lebanon’s worst single attack since the civil war.
Eleven soldiers are among the dead in Tripoli, and forty people are injured – two seriously.
A roadside bomb exploded when a bus drove past during the rush hour in Tripoli city centre.
The attack happened in Banks Street.
Today is the day when President Michel Sleiman visits Syria. Some Lebanese are angry that a deal has been signed between Hizbollah and March 14. Tripoli is a March 14 stronghold.