Beirut.com is keeping you updated in the aftermath of the Beirut blast on Friday with live updates from the country's streets. Continue to check in with us for the latest news on street fighting, road closures, public safety, the army's movements and more with Tweets, pictures and video. We'll continue to update this page as more information becomes available. We are going to be visiting the families that are being offered shelter at the Hotel Alexandre this afternoon. #Ashrafieh4all (1) LBCI: The army is carrying out raids in the Baqqar and American neighborhoods in Tripoli, arresting a sniper in ano... naharnet.com Local residents say masked armed men were roaming taree2 Jdideh yesterday but nothing today Update: 10 new families whose houses got damaged by the explosion are moving in today to Hotel Alexandre - Hotline: 70/001319 Gunfire reported in southern Beirut between Lebanese troops and armed men following overnight clashes - @alarabiya_eng Friends, we are trying to put together a non-sectarian, non-party vigil tonight at 8pm. Are you ready to join it? Plz let me know #Lebanon We will know everything about the families and their needs. Until then, please keep passing by with your donations. #Ashrafieh4all (3)
Lebanon First bloc MP Michel Pharaon told news agencies on Monday that 69 families were affected by Friday's blast and cannot return to their homes in Achrafieh.
The National News Agency reports that thus far four people have been killed in Tripoli due to sniper fire.
3:43 p.m. Update on Roads:
In a statement to LBC News, the army has confirmed that it reopened blocked roads between Beirut and South Lebanon, with checkpoints set up in Tripoli. The ISF also says its force has reopened all roads in Beirut. However, Cornishe al-Mazraa road from Barbir to Cola is still blocked off due to interspersed fighting. Other media sources report that roads in the Bekaa Valley have been completely reopened.
Touch mobile users across the country may be experiencing interrupted service due to damages caused at its stations during the clashes. Check here for updates on this issue.
NOW Lebanon reports a Palestinian youth was killed by gunfire and his brother critically injured in the Beirut neighborhood of Kaskas on Monday.
The unstable situation in Tripoli continues as LBC reports this breaking news:
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hong Lei, released an official statement condemning the Beirut bombing: "China is firmly opposed to terrorism in all its forms, and strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Beirut."
MP Michel Pharaon telling news media that a bank account will be opened to aid the victims of the Achrafieh bombing. Additional aid will be provided through Lebanon's Higher Relief Council.
This 2008 video is starting to make the rounds on social media today: "A statement for all Lebanese from the Lebanese."
LBC reports the death toll has gone up in Tripoli. Three people are confirmed dead and at least 20 injured since clashes began overnight.
It appears the streets are calming down after the army's concerted effort to maintain order across Lebanon.
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NOW Lebanon reports that the Lebanese Army has pledged to prevent destabilization of security and to preserve civil peace in the country.
NOW Lebanon reporter Justin Salhani reporting from the streets of Beirut:
1:37 p.m. Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui says a number of the families displaced by Friday's bombing have been offered housing at the Hotel Alexandre.
@Aymanakl13 posted this pic on Instagram showing a group of masked gunmen walking down the street in the Beirut neighborhood of Kaskas.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to help Lebanon investigate Friday's deadly car bombing in Beirut.
MTV reports that the ISF has reopened the road from Corniche al-Mazraa to the Mathaf. It also says the army has withdrawn from Kaskas after enforcing security there.
Activists and concerned citizens are reminding the community to help the victims of the Achrafieh blast by attending this fundraising concert on Thursday at USJ. All proceeds will go towards helping the families affected by the bombing.
The Telegraph reports at least two people dead and dozens wounded after clashes raged across the country overnight.
Lebanon's Executive magazine has released exclusive photos from the protests in Beirut on Sunday.
The guardian has released video footage taken after Sunday's funeral for top ISF chief Wissam al-Hassan. Angry protesters marched toward the Grand Serail and called for Prime Minister Najib Mikati to resign. Police were forced to disperse tear gas as mourners began throwing sticks and stones at the government offices. Gunfire can also be heard in the background.
12: 05 p.m.
There were false rumors circulating this morning that 10-year-old Jennifer Chedid succumbed to injuries sustained during the Achrafieh blast. Al-Jadeed news reports those rumors are false and that Chedid is still alive in a Beirut hospital.
We are going to be visiting the families that are being offered shelter at the Hotel Alexandre this afternoon. #Ashrafieh4all (1)— Tinia Nassif (@Tinia9) October 22, 2012
LBCI: The army is carrying out raids in the Baqqar and American neighborhoods in Tripoli, arresting a sniper in ano... naharnet.com— Naharnet (@Naharnet) October 22, 2012
Local residents say masked armed men were roaming taree2 Jdideh yesterday but nothing today— Justin Salhani (@JustinSalhani) October 22, 2012
Update: 10 new families whose houses got damaged by the explosion are moving in today to Hotel Alexandre - Hotline: 70/001319— Nicolas Sehnaoui (@NicolaSehnaoui) October 22, 2012
Gunfire reported in southern Beirut between Lebanese troops and armed men following overnight clashes - @alarabiya_eng— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) October 22, 2012
Friends, we are trying to put together a non-sectarian, non-party vigil tonight at 8pm. Are you ready to join it? Plz let me know #Lebanon— Nadine Moawad (@nmoawad) October 22, 2012
We will know everything about the families and their needs. Until then, please keep passing by with your donations. #Ashrafieh4all (3)— Tinia Nassif (@Tinia9) October 22, 2012