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Deadly suicide bomb explodes in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-16

At least two people were killed and five wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb at a petrol station in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley near the border with Syria, a security source said.

The blast occurred in the small town of Nabi Osmane, a stronghold of the Lebanese Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah, which has been targeted by similar attacks in the past year.

Hezbollah is fighting alongside Syrian government forces battling a Sunni Muslim-led insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad, whose Alawite sect is an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)
 

Date created : 2014-03-16

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