Sui­cide bombers strike Le­banese vil­lage, kill 6

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

QAA—Four sui­cide bombers killed six peo­ple and wounded 19 oth­ers in an at­tack in a Le­banese vil­lage at the border with Syria on Mon­day, se­cu­rity sources said.

The at­tack at 4 a.m. (0100 GMT) tar­geted the mostly Chris­tian vil­lage of Qaa, a few kms (miles) from the border. Three Le­banese sol­diers were among the wounded, the sources said.

The mayor of Qaa, Bashir Matar, told Voice of Lebanon ra­dio that all those killed were civil­ians.

There was no im­me­di­ate claim of re­spon­si­bil­ity. Hezbol­lah’s al-Ma­nar TV said the at­tack was car­ried out by Is­lamic State mil­i­tants.

Lebanon has been re­peat­edly jolted by mil­i­tant at­tacks linked to the five-year-long war in neigh­bour­ing Syria, where the pow­er­ful Shi’ite group Hezbol­lah is fight­ing in sup­port of Pres­i­dent Bashar al-As­sad.—Reuters

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