BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities say the death toll from twin car bombs in the northern city of Tripoli has risen to 47.
Lebanon's police also said Saturday that some 300 people are still in the hospital — 65 of them in critical condition — following the explosions outside two Sunni Muslim mosques a day earlier.
The coordinated bombings in the predominantly Sunni city raised sectarian tensions in fragile Lebanon to dangerous levels and heightened fears the country could be slipping into a cycle of revenge attacks between the Sunni and Shiite communities.
Friday's blast was the second to hit Lebanon in just over a week. A car bomb targeted an overwhelmingly Shiite district south of Beirut controlled by the militant group Hezbollah on Aug. 15, killing 27 people.