BEIRUT, Lebanon – A small bomb exploded in a McDonald's restaurant near Beirut Saturday, wounding a child and highlighting the rising anti-American sentiment in Lebanon due to the war in Iraq.
Police said the bomb exploded Saturday afternoon in the bathroom of a McDonald's in the northern Beirut suburb of Dora, causing some damage to the restaurant as well as the injuries to the child. No further details were available.
On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy urged Americans to consider leaving Lebanon, or, if staying, to exercise caution.
There have been several pro-Iraq demonstrations in front of the U.S. and British embassies in Beirut since the war began March 20.
On March 24, a small bomb went off at a British cultural center in Beirut but caused no injuries. Last week, a man stormed a British bank in Beirut with explosives strapped to his body threatening to detonate himself before surrendering to police.
In November, an American nurse was shot dead at a clinic in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon where she worked.