Five killed in Lebanon explosion

At least five people were killed Thursday and 50 others injured in a car bomb explosion in the east Lebanon city of Hermel, the Lebanese Red Cross announced. A booby-trapped car exploded near an army barrack in Hermel in the Bekaa region, a Shiite agglomeration considered to be a heartland of Hezbollah, the country's military party, adjacent to the eastern Lebanese border with Syria. The explosion came after less than three weeks after a similar blast targeted former finance minister Mohammad Shatah, and two weeks after another car bomb was set off in the southern Beirut suburb of Haret Hreik.

At least five people were killed Thursday and 50 others injured in a car bomb explosion in the east Lebanon city of Hermel, the Lebanese Red Cross announced. A booby-trapped car exploded near an army barrack in Hermel in the Bekaa region, a Shiite agglomeration considered to be a heartland of Hezbollah, the country's military party, adjacent to the eastern Lebanese border with Syria. The explosion came after less than three weeks after a similar blast targeted former finance minister Mohammad Shatah, and two weeks after another car bomb was set off in the southern Beirut suburb of Haret Hreik.