13:22 GMT28 February 2021
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    Two suicide bombers blew themselves in a village in Eastern Lebanon, local media reported.

    The explosion occurred in the village of Qaa, located near the Syrian border — on the road leading to the Syrian Homs.

    According to the LBCI TV, the coordinated attack involved four bombers, one of whom was shot before blowing himself up.

    The attacks occurred near the customs post in the mostly Christian village on the Syrian border in the early hours of Monday.

    The military sealed off the area, fearing the presence of more suicide bombers inside nearby houses.

    In August 2014, the Lebanese army clashed with Daesh and the Al-Nusra Front, in the town of Arsal. Extremists kidnapped 30 soldiers and policemen as they withdrew. An exchange was later made for 16 captives and the release of extremist prisoners jailed in Lebanon.

    Since the start of the five-year civil war in Syria, Lebanon has become home to over a million Syrian refugees.


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