4 suicide bombers kill 6 civilians in Lebanon

  • 27/06/2016
4 suicide bombers kill 6 civilians in Lebanon

Four suicide bombers have killed six people and wounded 19 others in an attack in a Lebanese village at the border with Syria, security sources say.

The attack at 4am (local time) on Monday targeted the mostly Christian village of Qaa, a few kilometres from the border. Three Lebanese soldiers were among the wounded, the sources said.

The mayor of Qaa, Bashir Matar, has told Voice of Lebanon radio that all those killed were civilians.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Hezbollah's al-Manar TV says the attack was carried out by Islamic State militants.

Lebanon has been repeatedly jolted by militant attacks linked to the five-year-long war in neighbouring Syria, where the powerful Shi'ite group Hezbollah is fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad.