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Libanons industriminister Pierre Gemayel ble drept av samme jihad-gruppe som nå slåss med den libanesiske hæren utenfor Tripoli, viser en granskningsrapport.

Fatah al-Islam ble også anklaget for å ha stått bak bombingen av to busser i et kristent område utenfor Beirut, dagen før årsdagen for drapet på Rafik Hariri, i februar. Tre mennesker ble drept.

Lebanese investigators have concluded that al Qaeda-inspired militants killed a Christian Lebanese minister late last year, a Lebanese newspaper reported on Saturday.

An-Nahar daily said results of the investigation into the November 21 assassination of Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel would be made public soon and would show proof against Fatah al-Islam militants.

It gave little other details and there was no comment on the report from the authorities or the group.

Gemayel was gunned down while driving in a Christian suburb of Beirut. The country’s ruling coalition, to whom Gemayel’s Phalange Party belongs, accused Damascus of his killing. Syria denied any links.

Islamist militants killed Lebanese minister: report