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March 29, 2014

Suicide Bomber Attacks Lebanese Army Checkpoint Near Syria

by VOA News

Lebanese security officials say a suicide car bomb has exploded at an army checkpoint in eastern Lebanon near the Syrian border, killing at least one soldier and wounding others.

Saturday's attack took place in the border town of Arsal, which has seen a spillover from the Syrian conflict.

The region is home to thousands of Syrian refugees, as well as Syrian rebels and their allies, who have fled a Syrian army offensive aimed at securing towns and villages along the Lebanese border.

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has been fighting alongside forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.