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Trump: Massive explosion in Beirut was likely an 'attack'

Trump: Massive explosion in Beirut was likely an 'attack'
Posted at 7:23 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 19:23:34-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says U.S. military generals have told him that they think the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing more than 70 people, was likely a bomb.

He told reporters at the White House that he had met with some generals and they do not think it was a manufacturing-type explosion.

He says the generals seem to think it was an attack — "a bomb of some kind."

The explosion flattened much of a port and damaged buildings across the capital, sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.

More than 3,000 others were injured, with bodies buried in the rubble.