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In Lebanon are investigating the explosion on the route of the motorcade of ex-Premier

Lebanese security services are investigating the cause of the explosion, which happened near the motorcade of Lebanese ex-Premier Saad Hariri during his visit to the Eastern Bekaa valley, on June 17, said the press office of Hariri on the social network Twitter.

Earlier, the Arabic television channel "al-Hadas" reported that the explosion occurred near Hariri's convoy of 30 vehicles, when he was returning to Beirut from the Eastern Bekaa after a meeting with living there, prominent Sunni religious leader Sheikh Khalil al-Mays. According to TV channel, on the route of the motorcade was blown up by a missile, and intelligence agencies are now trying to determine where she was running.

The press service of the Hariri called the "overall correct" information, "al-Hadas," noting that "the ex-Prime Minister Hariri was informed by the security services about the explosion in the area on the same day, but because his motorcade had not been directly attacked, to prevent the wrong interpretation of events in light of recent tensions, he decided to hide it and wait for the results of the investigation by the competent security services".

The situation in Lebanon remains tense amid a new wave of demonstrations in Beirut and other cities of the country after the collapse of the national currency - Lebanese pound - which in recent days has fallen to 80%.