DNA test confirms identity of Beirut bomber

Qutaiba al-Satem, 20, has been confirmed as the suicide bomber who blew himself up in south Beirut

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The army confirmed Saturday that a young man from north Lebanon was the suicide bomber who blew himself up in a deadly attack in south Beirut on Thursday.

“The DNA test results on the remains of a suicide attacker found in the car used in the bomb attack... confirm they belong to the youth Qutaiba al-Satem,” an army statement said.

The attack Satem is suspected of killed four people and wounded 77 people.

“Investigations are ongoing by the relevant judicial authorities to uncover the full details of the event,” the military added.

An official from Satem’s native Sunni-majority area of Wadi Khaled told Agence France-Presse on Friday that suspicions over the 20-year-old’s role in the bombing were based on a family document found at the scene.

Satem’s father was then called in for DNA tests, the official told AFP.

(With AFP)

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