Roadside bombs injure three in Bekaa, Lebanon
Lebanese army soldiers inspect the site of twin roadside bombs, detonated minutes apart, in the town of Hermel, a few kilometres from Baalbek in the Bekaa valley (AFP)
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Three people, including two Lebanese soldiers, were lightly wounded Sunday morning when two bombs went off at a road junction in the Bekaa Valley city of Hermel, east Lebanon, security sources said.
The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the two bombs went off at Al-Mahatta junction connecting Hermel to the Homs-Baalbek highway. They said that besides the two soldiers, Iman Nassereddine, a midwife, was also wounded.
The sources added that a Hezbollah convoy may have been the target of the attack.
Similar incidents have occurred over the past few weeks in the Bekaa Valley. Late last month, two roadside bombs targeting a Hezbollah convoy missed their target on the Zahle-Ksara highway in the Bekaa Valley.
The Syrian Opposition has repeatedly threatened to respond to Hezbollah’s increased involvement in the Syrian conflict. The resistance group alleges it is battling alongside forces loyal to President Bashar Assad to defend Lebanon from the threat of Islamists fighting in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army.
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