President Donald Trump said U.S. generals have told him that they think the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing more than 70 people, was likely caused by a bomb.
“I’ve met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that this was not some kind of manufacturing explosion type of an event. … They seem to think it was an attack. It was 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.
The death toll currently stands at more than 70, with more than 3,000 injured and bodies still buried in the rubble, officials say.
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