Beirut bomber blows himself up to evade arrest

June 25, 2014 5:05 PM

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BEIRUT: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Beirut hotel Wednesday evening during a security raid, wounding seven people, a security source told The Daily Star, in the third explosion in less than a week.

The source said the bomber was a Saudi national and blew himself up in his room on the fourth floor of the Duroy Hotel in the bustling district of Raouche, a few meters away from the Saudi Embassy.

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