Trump: U.S. generals believe that Beirut explosion caused by bomb

Trump: U.S. generals believe that Beirut explosion caused by bomb

U.S. generals believe that a bomb exploded in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said.

At a media briefing Trump described the events in Beirut as a "terrible attack."

When asked by a reporter whether he was sure that the incident in Beirut was a result of an attack, the US leader replied: "It would seem like it based on the explosion, I’ve met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that it was not a - some kind of manufacturing explosion type of event."

"This was a - seems to be according to them, they would know better than I would, but they seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind," the U.S. leader said.

A powerful blast rocked the Beirut seaport district on Tuesday, sending a shockwave that ripped through residential areas of the Lebanese capital. The shockwave destroyed and damaged dozens of buildings and cars. More than 100 people were killed in the blast, more than 4,000 people were injured.

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