Security chief escapes east Lebanon bombing

June 20, 2014 9:16 AM

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BEIRUT: Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said he narrowly escaped a suicide bombing that killed two people and wounded 34 others at a Lebanese police checkpoint on the Beirut-Damascus highway Friday morning.

"The explosion in Dahr al-Baidar occurred moments after the convoy I was in passed through the checkpoint," Ibrahim told a local television station.

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