Lebanon: Suicide bombing in minibus

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Lebanon: Suicide bombing in minibus

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A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a minibus in southern Beirut, as Lebanon continues to struggle with the fallout from Syria’s civil war.

At least two people were hurt, including the bus driver who was seriously injured.

The bomber is said to have triggered the blast after the driver confronted him, noting that he looked suspicious.

It happened in an area with many Christian and Druze inhabitants. But the road on which the bus was travelling leads to strongholds of Hezbollah which has been hit by several attacks in recent months.

Sectarian violence has raged in Lebanon as neighbouring Syria sinks deeper into bloodshed.

Hezbollah has sent fighters to support President Bashar al Assad. In return, Sunni militants backing the uprising have targeted Hezbollah areas with attacks, including a deadly bombing in northern Lebanon at the weekend.