Suicide Bomb Kills Three in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

Blast occurrs in the small town of Nabi Osmane, a stronghold of the Hezbollah, which has been targeted by similar attacks in the past year.

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At least three 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 Shi'ite 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 Assad, whose Alawite sect is an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam.

Lebanese emergency personnel are seen at the site of a car bomb explosion targeting a petrol station in eastern Lebanon's town of Hermel on February 1, 2014.Credit: AFP

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