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Lebanon: Car with flammable materials spotted near Minister of Interior convoy

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A car carrying flammable materials has been reported near the convoy of the Lebanese interior minister, on Thursday.

The convoy of Lebanon's Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk detected a car with flammable materials while leaving the mosque of Mohammed al-Amine in Beirut.

The electronic devices in his convoy located and identified the car.

After the explosives experts checked the car, they found that it was loaded boxes of explosive materials, Lebanese media reported.

The security services are inspecting the nature of the seized materials.

Lebanese media pointed that the car belonged to a cleaning company and the materials found inside were flammable and non-explosive cleaning materials.