A car bomb killed 2 former LF members. The 2 men were reported by a government security source to be planning to plant the device in a church in mainly Christian east Beirut, when it prematurely exploded near to the target. A spokesperson for LF supporters said the former militia group had no link to the bombing or its 2 victims. The spokesperson stated:
“The Lebanese Forces formed a big slice of Lebanese society, around 38,000 people. We can’t control everyone and we don’t put the incident in the framework of the Lebanese Forces. It was a personal action. Only those two know what they were doing”.