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Car bomb strikes Lebanese town close to Syrian border

Car bomb strikes Lebanese town close to Syrian border

PanARMENIAN.Net - A car bomb has struck a Lebanese northeastern town close to the Syrian border and there are casualties, the Associated Press reports.

The officials say the bomb went off in the center of the predominantly Shiite town of Hermel, which is near the Lebanon-Syria border. The officials did not provide details on the explosion or the casualties. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, according to the AP.

It was the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Lebanon in recent months as the civil war in Syria increasingly spills over into its smaller neighbor.

The violence has targeted both Sunni and Shiite neighborhoods, further stoking sectarian tensions that are already running high as each community in Lebanon lines up behind its brethren in Syria on opposing sides of the war.

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