Security chief escapes suicide bomb attack in Lebanon

June 20, 2014 4:52 PM

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Security chief escapes suicide bomb attack in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed one person and wounded 37 in an attack at a security checkpoint in Lebanon on Friday that narrowly missed a top security official who said he had been told Islamist militants wanted to assassinate him.

The explosion occurred in the country's Bekaa Valley near the Syrian border, an area where Lebanese Sunni Muslim militants opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been targeting his key Lebanese ally, the Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah movement.

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