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Lebanon suicide bombing narrowly misses security chief

Lebanon suicide bombing narrowly misses security chief
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A suicide bomber has killed one person and wounded more than 30 others at a security checkpoint in Lebanon.

The explosion occurred in the country’s Bekaa Valley near the Syrian border, an area where Lebanese Sunni Muslim militants opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been targeting his key Lebanese ally, the Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah movement.

The blast narrowly missed a top security official, a Shi’ite, who said he had been told that Sunni Islamist militants wanted to kill him.

The dead man was a police officer at the checkpoint. The wounded were mainly police, as well as civilians in the area.

Syria’s conflict has inflamed violent sectarian strife in Lebanon.

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